Natalie Portman's All-Male Directors Category Remark Prompts Quick Reaction

Natalie Portman's All-Male Directors Category Remark Prompts Quick Reaction

Natalie Portman's All-Male Directors Category Remark Prompts Quick Reaction

Her onstage statements included a jab at the continued wins for men saying, "backstage I heard they said I was the only woman...to get the best director award, and you know, that was 1984: That was 34 years ago".

"And here are the all-male nominees", Portman added, throwing shade at the Hollywood Foreign Press.

That was Barbra Streisand who won in 1984 for her film Yentl.

From host Seth Meyers to just about every female victor and presenter, no one shied away from addressing the sexual misconduct allegations that have swept through Hollywood at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Ferrera, who won a Golden Globe for her role in Ugly Betty in 2007, dazzled on the red carpet in a floor-length sparkly black gown and long black blazer.

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"We are honored, " Howard began as the pair began to open the envelope containing the winner's identity, "to be here to present the award for best director".

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, the film industry has been far more upfront about reporting the various instances of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse that have occurred within the industry.

Women make up just 7% of the directors who helm the top 250 films, according to the San Diego State's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Bigelow said of the investigation at the time, "Hollywood is supposedly a community of forward thinking and progressive people yet this horrific situation for women directors persists". And even the very few women given the opportunity to create movies like Lady Bird often find themselves shut out from the awards race.

Jane Campion followed in Streisand's footsteps two years later, recognized by the HFPA for her work in directing The Piano.

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