Natalie Portman Savaged The Golden Globes For Snubbing Female Directors

Natalie Portman Savaged The Golden Globes For Snubbing Female Directors”

When asked about Natalie Portman's apparent jab at the Golden Globes' all-male field of Best Director candidates, Spielberg was quick to name a few women he thinks are deserving of the Oscar equivalent, including Mudbound's Dee Rees and Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig.

Portman took the stage here on Sunday with actor-filmmaker Ron Howard to present the award.

Toro, who looked a tad flustered, won the award for The Shape of Water, a Cold War-era monster movie and remixed fairy tale musical, starring Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon.

The category caused controversy when the nominees were announced past year (17), as many had predicted Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig and Mudbound's Dee Rees would make the shortlist. And you know that was 1984 - that was 34 years ago.

"So backstage I heard they said something about my, uh, I was the only woman to get - did I hear right, yes - the only woman to get the best director award. Folks, time's up", she said, referring to the movement against gender inequality and sexual harassment.

Spielberg, who was also nominated in the category for his newspaper drama "The Post", predicted that women directors will do better at the Oscars. "There's so many films out there that are so good, directed by women".

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