With one withering comment, Natalie Portman made a big statement

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Natalie Portman and Ron Howard speak onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Natalie Portman used her stage time at the Golden Globes while presenting, to slam the awards show for its lack of female nominees for best director!

Portman made a point of calling out the "all-male nominees" while introducing the Best Director category with Ron Howard. Now that took over the internet like a storm before Oprah Winfrey delivered her moving speech. "And here are the all-male nominees", Portman said, before reading the names of the men nominated for Best Director.

As always, social media was split.

Immediately after Natalie's bold comment, stars like Jane The Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez, 33, and How To Get Away With Murder's Matt McGorry, tweeted their praise for Natalie.

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Another female wrote: "Me and my friends just bawled our eyes out at Oprah's speech".

"That was 34 years ago". "It's our job-right now, the time is now-for us to do the work that will make women and all people more safe and more equal in their workplaces and in their lives".

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. Since the Golden Globes' inaugural ceremony in 1944, seven films directed by women have been nominated in the best director category, though only five women have received the honor as two of them received matching nods (albeit in different years).

Unfortunately, the category was best actress in a musical or comedy.

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