Steven Spielberg Responds To Natalie Portman's "All-Male" Golden Globes Burn

Natalie Portman makes scathing dig at the Golden Globes’ all-male directors’ category

The category notably left out Greta Gerwig for directing "Lady Bird", which won for Best Movie - Musical or Comedy.

And in case you weren't aware of that, Natalie Portman made sure to call it out during this year's Golden Globes.

"And here are the all-male nominees", she said to applause.

And fans were ecstatic about her clap back. Actors and actresses wore black to make a statement against sexual misconduct. However, Natalie didn't let the problem of representation go unnoticed, taking the stage alongside fellow presenter Ron Howard to say, "and here are the all-male nominees".

On Sunday night, one of the most common refrains was, unsurprisingly, the need for a more inclusive and supportive environment for women-both in Hollywood and beyond.

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Spielberg didn't shy away from the fact that female directors specifically have a hard time getting recognition for their work. "Folks, time's up!" Barbra subsequently took to Twitter to point out who she would have liked to see nominated. We have some awesome women that have come forward, you know Mudbound and Lady Bird.

"Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 100, 250, and 500 Films of 2017" found that women made up 18% of all the directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers who worked on the top 250 USA films released a year ago.

How we address topics of inequality and abuses of power have, and will, come in many different forms - some more effective than others. But, it is necessary if we want diverse stories from diverse storytellers.

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men".

"In my humble opinion, I was very disappointed that director Dee Rees and her powerful film @mudboundmovie wasn't even nominated", she said. "Many of us were taught not to tattle, it was a culture of silencing and that was normalised", she said.

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