Ms. Portman added, without a smile: "And here are the all-male nominees".
And fans were ecstatic about her clap back. She too, wore a sparkly black gown to show her support for the anti-sexual harassment initiative.
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Of course, it's not if Portman was the first to point out the all-male nomination slate; it's been a theme of some of the coverage of the Globes this year. "We lived in the gaps between the stories". It gave us more freedom.
"I was the only woman - did I hear right?"
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. We have some unbelievable women that have come forward, you know Mudbound and Lady Bird. But as usual, there are some people who are trolling her for what she said. "Folks, Time's Up!" she said.
And on one final note to put this all into perspective: a woman has not won the Best Director category at the Golden Globes for 34 years.