With one withering comment, Natalie Portman made a big statement

  • With one withering comment, Natalie Portman made a big statement

With one withering comment, Natalie Portman made a big statement

The 75th Golden Globe Awards gave us way too many moments to cherish and Natalie Portman calling out the jury was one of them.

"I think it was great!" he wrote. Although that might not have set well with everyone, Nicole Kidman set the tone when she spoke about portraying a character in Big Little Lies that "represents something that is in the center of our conversation right now: abuse".

Portman, staring tensely out at a theater still echoing from Winfrey's powerful comments on widespread sexism and abuse in Hollywood and beyond, continued: "And here are the all-male nominees". It clearly wasn't lost on her that the feeling of solidarity with women that night didn't always extend to the awards themselves, where all the nominated directors were men. "We have some fantastic women that have come forward, you know "Mudbound" and "Lady Bird",'" he added, referring to Dee Rees and Greta Gerwig.

The 71-year-old filmmaker was responding to a question about Natalie Portman's jab at the 2018 Golden Globes. "I actually didn't hear her say that until the next day because I was backstage to present", she explained.

But then, Portman took the stage, appearing with director Ron Howard to present the award for best director. "There is phenomenal work being done by female directors".

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Steven Spielberg (The Post) and Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) were all nominated, with The Shape of Water filmmaker Guillermo del Toro taking the win. "I miss Cat Sadler, and so we stand with her", she said while being interviewed by Giuliana Rancic. "There's so many films out there that are so good and directed by women".

The 2018 Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 23.

If Oprah's Golden Globes speech was the definition of Hollywood's strong approach to abuse, Natalie Portman just added more fuel to the fire.

Streisand, who won a best director Globe for Yentl in 1984, was brought to the stage to introduce the best drama category.