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Spielberg, del Toro respond to Portman's Golden Globe jibe

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

In one of the most noteworthy moments at this year's Golden Gobes, took a dig at the lack of diversity in the best nominees list and both and have praised the star for pointing it out.

"The Shape of Water" director, who finally took home the best trophy, counted the names of the women filmmakers who should have been a part of the top five list.

"I think it was great! She should say exactly what she feels. There is phenomenal work being done by female directors," del Toro told Wire.

He mentioned Dee Rees' "Mudbound", Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird", and Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" as "terrific" films.

Spielberg, who was also nominated in the category for his newspaper drama "The Post", predicted that women directors will do better at the

"There's a watershed happening right now, slowly, maybe not fast enough, for women directors. I mean you have Patty Jenkins. We have some amazing women that have come forward, you know 'Mudbound' and 'Lady Bird'.

"This is a pretty incredible year, and I think you'll be seeing some nominations. I'm predicting at the this year for a woman director, if not several," he told

Portman, who was the best presenter along with Ron Howard, had sarcastically said, "Here are the all male nominees" to an applause from the celebrity audience.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 16:30 IST