Natalie Portman: Our cause raises $14m in 2 weeks

Natalie Portman: Our cause raises $14m in 2 weeks

Natalie Portman: Our cause raises $14m in 2 weeks

Luckily, Natalie Portman had it covered.

And when it came to announce those vying for the best director award, Portman, who wore black in support of the Time's Up movement, pointedly observed: 'And here are the all male nominees'.

Oprah Winfrey had just given a fiery speech, promising girls and young women viewers that "a new day is on the horizon".

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

Guillermo del Toro beat out fellow directors Martin McDonagh [Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri] Christopher Nolan [Dunkirk], Ridley Scott [All The Money in the World] and Steven Spielberg [The Post], to win best director at the 2018 Globes.

'Me and my friends just bawled out eyes out at Oprah's speech.

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.

Barbra Streisand remains the only woman to have won the accolade, as she took the honor for directing the 1983 film Yentl; she received a follow-up nomination for directing 1991's The Prince of Tides. "That was 34 years ago", she said.

Unfortunately, the category was best actress in a musical or comedy. "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". Gerwig recently won Best Director from the National Society of Film Critics.

While the HFPA is nearly entirely removed from the "insider" industry precursors that traditionally line the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards (its membership encompasses roughly 100 journalists, not film professionals), it does offer invaluable visibility directly or indirectly.

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