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Globes: Portman takes a jibe at 'all-male' director category

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

2018 snubbed women filmmakers from the Best category and the decision did not go down well with presenter Natalie Portman, who slammed the for making it an 'all-men' space.

Portman attended the awards night to announce the winner for the Best category and after co-presenter Ron Howard introduced the nominees she sarcastically said, "And here are the all-male nominees."

went on to win the award for "The Shape of Water," but many fans felt women directors like Greta Gerwig, and were unfairly shut out of the category.

Del Toro was nominated alongside for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", Christopher Nolan for "Dunkirk", for "All the Money in the World" and Steven Spielberg for "The Post".

Only one woman has ever won in the category is Barbra Streisand, for "Yentl" in 1984.

Many celebs and fans took to to praise Portman for savaging the awards, where winners' speeches were dominated by the call for equality.

said, "And then my girl names the all 'male' nominees for best director! Preach!"

wrote, "And is my f****** Hero!"

"'And here are the all male nominees.' calls it for what it is," tweeted.

said, "Natalie Portman dropping the truth like #TimesUp"

Sarah Silver tweeted , "Oh shit Portman for the win! 'And here are the all male nominees' wheeeeWhoooo".

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 13:05 IST