Natalie Portman Calls Out Nominees for Best Director

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Natalie Portman got in a not-so-subtle jab at the lack of female representation in the Best Directors category last night at the Golden Globes.

Golden Globes 2018 snubbed women filmmakers from the Best Director category and the decision did not go down well with presenter Natalie Portman, who slammed the association for making it an "all-men" space. Folks! Time's up. We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for Best Director.

Guillermo del Toro won the category for "The Shape of Water".

Natalie Portman and Ron Howard had the super tough job of following Oprah Winfrey's incredible Cecil B. DeMille Award speech.

Of the few women allowed to make movies, fewer still are backed by a studio willing to fund a major awards campaign.

Zoe Saldana said, "And then my girl Natalie Portman names the all "male" nominees for best director!"

"In my humble opinion, I was very disappointed that director Dee Rees and her powerful film @mudboundmovie wasn't even nominated", she said.

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.

Widely seen as a more reliable portent for the Academy's best picture victor, the Golden Globes' best drama category has traditionally aligned more with best actor than best actress.

Left out of the nominations were the female directors of some highly acclaimed films from past year, including Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Patty Jenkin (Wonder Woman), and Dee Rees (Mudbound).

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