"And here are the all-male nominees", Portman said before reading the list of directors..
Many celebs and fans took to Twitter to praise Portman for savaging the awards, where winners' speeches were dominated by the call for equality. "There are so many films out there that are so good directed by women". 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". The pair were presenting the award for Best Director, which had been criticized for including only male nominees.More news: A Look Into Insider Activity With Symantec Corporation (SYMC)
The nominations for best director are Denis Villeneuve for Blade Runner 2049, Luca Guadagnino for Call Me By Your Name, Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk, Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, and Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. "Folks, time's up!" Barbra subsequently took to Twitter to point out who she would have liked to see nominated.
As always, social media was split. "And you know that was 1984 - that was 34 years ago".More news: Accenture Plc (ACN) Reaches New 12-Month High After Analyst Upgrade
The best director category previously received backlash for its lack of female nominees.
Aziz Ansari also won Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for Netflix show Master of None while in the film categories, Best Supporting Actress went to Allison Janney for I, Tonya while Saoirse Ronan won Best Actress for Lady Bird. Before that, Mary Tyler Moore won for her lead role in the 1980 best drama victor Ordinary People, as did Louise Fletcher for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Ali MacGraw for Love Story (1970), Geneviève Bujold for Anne of the Thousand Days, Gloria Swanson for Sunset Boulevard (1950), Jane Wyman for Johnny Belinda (1949), and Jennifer Jones at the first Globes ceremony for The Song of Bernadette (1943).More news: Masco Corp (MAS) Shares Sold by Green Square Capital LLC