Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Culture | By Wayne Carr

Natalie Portman's Golden Globes speech was very candid about an uncomfortable truth

Natalie Portman's Golden Globes speech was very candid about an uncomfortable truth

Natalie Portman called out the Golden Globes for nominating only men for best director.

If she had received a nomination, however, Gerwig wouldn't have been the first woman to do so. Guillermo del Toro, 53 - who eventually took home the Golden Globe for Best Director for his film, The Shape of Water - was in utter shock over her diss.

That was Barbra Streisand who won in 1984 for her film Yentl. Recognizing female directors for their work will be one of the first battlegrounds. "Folks, time's up!" Barbra subsequently took to Twitter to point out who she would have liked to see nominated.

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The category caused controversy when the nominees were announced a year ago (17), as many had predicted Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig and Mudbound's Dee Rees would make the shortlist.

The all-male nominees for the Best Director category included victor del Toro for "The Shape of Water", Martin McDonagh for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", Christopher Nolan for "Dunkirk", Ridley Scott for "All The Money in the World" and Steven Spielberg for "The Post".

The best director category previously received backlash for its lack of female nominees.

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While the Golden Globes have become increasingly more diverse, there are still a few categories that could use a little more diversification.

And fans were ecstatic about her clap back.

In accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at tonight's Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey delivered a powerful and poignant speech in which she advocated on behalf of women, people of color, the impoverished, journalism, truth, and human decency. Oscar voting began Friday, and closes on January 12.

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The Golden Globes award ceremony reflected that as seen by the speeches and the attire that numerous performers chose to wear on the red carpet.

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