Guillermo Del Toro loved Natalie Portman's 'all-male' director joke


Tell us, HollywoodLifers - what did you think about Natalie's stance against the Golden Globes choice not to nominate any female directors? While presenting the coveted award onstage Sunday night, the actress made a jab acknowledging that women were left out of the category.

"And here are the all-male nominees", Portman added, throwing shade at the Hollywood Foreign Press. 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.

The category is all-male, which some felt was a snub to Greta Gerwig and her work directing Lady Bird.

The last woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director was Barbra Streisand who mentioned that very fact on stage during the awards.

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Both Portman and Barbra Streisand, who pointed out that no woman has won a Globe for Best Director since she did for "Yentl" in 1984, presumably spoke up because Jenkins, Dee Rees of "Mudbound" and National Board of Review victor Greta Gerwig of "Lady Bird" were excluded from the Globes nominees. Now male nominee Steven Spielberg has weighed in on the issue.

And while Guillermo Del Toro, 53, won the award for The Shape Of Water, Twitter erupted as viewers reacted to Portman's not-so-subtle dig at the Golden Globes organisation.

"It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first Black woman to be given the same award", Winfrey said in her powerful speech. "The three highest-grossing films past year were all carried by women". But as usual, there are some people who are trolling her for what she said.

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