With regards to the acceptance speeches, Laura Dern, Elisabeth Moss, Frances McDormand and Nicole Kidman were just some of the actresses that spoke out and showed solidarity with that particular cause, but it's arguable that Natalie Portman's speech upstaged them all.
During the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, presenter Natalie Portman made a point of calling the contenders for Best Director "the all-male nominees". The actress called out the lack of female director nominees while presenting the award for Best Director, alongside actor, Ron Howard, 63. Now that took over the internet like a storm before Oprah Winfrey delivered her moving speech. When it was her turn, with an ice-cold expression, she said, "And here are the all-male nominees".
"Yas Natalie Get Em Girl", tweeted the actress and writer Mindy Kaling.
"I couldn't believe someone had to immediately follow Oprah and then Natalie Portman comes through with that", Twitter user said. "That was 34 years ago", she said.
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After Natalie's remark, Barbra Streisand took to the stage and noted she was the last female director to win a Golden Globe for her work, and that was in 1984, Entertainment Weekly reported. "There are so many films out there that are so good directed by women".
It would be hard for most to follow Oprah Winfrey on a stage, especially after she's just given a rousing speech on female empowerment while receiving the Cecile B. DeMille Award, but such was the task for co-presenters Portman and Ron Howard. Stories of misogyny in Hollywood were so disturbing that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched an investigation into sexism against female directors in 2016 - over a year before the Weinstein revelations and the #MeToo movement.
The musical movie also won the Golden Globe for best picture.