Natalie Portman is making news for what she said at the January 7 Golden Globes. To introduce Barbra Streisand, who was presenting the award for Best Picture, the announcer made sure to emphasize that she was the only woman to have ever won a Golden Globe for Best Director.
Portman didn't let the opportunity to make a statement slide: "And here are the all-male nominees", she said. Her quick, but important remark was subject to a collective roar from the audience, which was their seal of approval.
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. The camera panned to him immediately after Natalie's show-stopping moment, and he awkwardly slouched in his chair, with a cringeworthy look on his face.
There were, however, no female directors nominated at the Golden Globes this year.
Watch Natalie call out the Globes in the video below.
This year saw Guillermo del Toro win for The Shape of Water and beating the likes of Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post).
According to Glamour, a female director hasn't won a Golden Globe in over 25 years - a staggering statistic given the number of women creating quality films every year.
Some of Portman's fellow actresses also chimed in with Mindy Kaling tweeting: 'Yas Natalie Get Em Girl'.
Damn, the gurl did it in the most savage way and everyone's hooting for her. No woman director was even nominated in the category.