Natalie Portman Shades 2018 Golden Globes for 'All Male' Best Director Nominees

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While the HFPA is nearly entirely removed from the "insider" industry precursors that traditionally line the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards (its membership encompasses roughly 100 journalists, not film professionals), it does offer invaluable visibility directly or indirectly. Seth Meyers made the #MeToo movement a cornerstone of his opening monologue; celebrities including Laura Dern delivered inspiring messages as they accepted their awards.

But then, Portman took the stage, appearing with director Ron Howard to present the award for best director. The pair were presenting the award for Best Director, which had been criticized for including only male nominees. Let's just say we're already sketching out a Renaissance painting in this moment's honor.

Various people chose to wear black in solidarity with the victims who've come forth with allegations of sexual misconduct.

"Anyway, I'm very proud to stand in a room with people who speak out against gender inequality, sexual harassment, and the pettiness that has poisoned our politics", Streisand continued.

Evan Rachel Wood wrote, "And Natalie Portman is my f****** Hero!" "Folks, time's up!" Barbra subsequently took to Twitter to point out who she would have liked to see nominated.

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

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. "Lady Bird", which won for best motion picture - musical or comedy and best comedic actress, was directed by Greta Gerwig. The directing category is still predominantly male.

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