Natalie Portman is not mincing words.
“And here are all the male nominees,” she said before introducing the five men up for the award.
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Guillermo Del Toro took home the award for Shape of Water, beating out Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World), Steven Spielberg (The Post)
Following the announcement of the 2018 Golden Globe nominations in December, social media was quick to point out the lack of female representation in the category. Celebrated female directors Greta Gerwig, Patty Jenkins and Dee Rees were all left out.
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Gerwig was a revelation this year with her film Lady Bird while Jenkins broke records with her summer blockbuster hit Wonder Woman. Rees has been largely celebrated for her work on Mudbound, which nabbed a nomination for Mary J. Blige’s supporting performance. And while all three made impressions in the past year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association left them out of the nominees list.
At the time, most people on Twitter called the snubs a “disappointment.”
Fandango’s Alicia Malone pointed out that the Globes have only nominated women seven times in the director category in its 75 years of history.
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The 75th annual Golden Globes were presented live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.