Natalie Portman Called Out The Golden Globes For Not Nominating Any Female Directors

January 8, 2018 / Posted by:

The women of Hollywood let it be known last night that the “Time’s Up” on industry-wide sexism. When Natalie Portman took the stage at the Golden Globes, she also revealed that time’s up on her giving a fuck.

Right after Oprah’s ultimate SuperSoul Sunday acceptance speech, Natalie Portman and Ron Howard presented the award for Best Director. An award in which all five nominees were men. Which wasn’t a great look coming immediately after Oprah’s THE FUTURE IS FEMALE-themed speech. Natalie wasn’t feeling that and while introducing the Best Director nominees, she said, “And here are the all-male nominees.” It’s like boring Natalie Portman secretly fused with the Natalie Portman from that SNL rap.

And the nominees weren’t exactly feeling her off-hand comment.

Guillermo Del Toro (awkward reaction no. 1 in the top left corner) took home the award. Barbra Streisand also commented on the lack of female directors nominated. The last time a woman won in the Best Director category was 1984 when she won for Yentl.

Because the camera didn’t cut away to the audience, reaction to Natalie’s casual drag was limited to the sounds the audience made. Some people applauded. Others let out audible groans (my guess is those groans came from some of the same people who booed Seth Meyers’ Spacey jokes). If only Ron Howard was equipped with an internal mic to catch his thoughts. For it seemed like a perfect moment to have narrated by Ron Howard, Arrested Development-style. “And that’s when a sound guy was directed to scooch the microphone stand away from Natalie Portman.

Here’s more of Natalie after the ceremony with a group of Time’s Up supporters.

Pic: NBC,

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