At the awards ceremony where women's experience in the workplace was taking center stage, Natalie Portman wasn't about to let the Hollywood Foreign Press Association off the hook for nominating only men for Best Director. This year a number of highly eligible, critically acclaimed films were directed by women, including Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman, and Dee Rees’ Mudbound, as reported in Slate.
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Presenting the award, she said "Here are the all male nominees," clearly going off-script by the looks of the actor presenting with her and men seated below. Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water won the award. Barbara Streisand was the last woman to take the award home, 34 years ago in 1983.