When Natalie Portman and [name] presented Guillermo del Toro with the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director, Natalie couldn't resist giving everyone in a quick reminder just who was missing from the category at large.
Meyers kicked off Sunday's award show with an opening monologue that tackled the sweeping sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood, including a joke about disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The pair even sang "And the Golden Globe goes to" in flawless harmony before presenting The Shape of Water with the win. "Don't worry, he'll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam", the Saturday Night Live alum said.
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"And here are the all-male nominees", the actress said before introducing the men. The irony was not lost on Natalie Portman, who was tasked with announcing the category. For the first time since 2003, both the best drama and best musical/comedy victors (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird) were toplined by female actors.
Announcing the nominees for Best Director alongside Ron Howard, Portman delivered a little bit of truth-a reminder that men still dominate in award shows' biggest categories. "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".
Over the course of 75 years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has nominated a woman for the Best Director prize just seven times.
'We want to show our solidarity, ' she told entertainment website Vulture.