Natalie Portman's Golden Globes speech was very candid about an uncomfortable truth

Natalie Portman's Golden Globes speech was very candid about an uncomfortable truth

Natalie Portman, oh how we love you.

Portman made a point of calling out the "all-male nominees" while introducing the Best Director category with Ron Howard.

Oprah Winfrey had just given a fiery speech, promising girls and young women viewers that "a new day is on the horizon".

That struggle intensified upon the announcement of this year's Golden Globe nominations, which ultimately saw Lady Bird filmmaker Greta Gerwig - despite the hefty monetary, critical, and industry-wide footprint left by her solo directorial debut - shut out of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's five-strong set of best director nominees.

The testosterone-dominated category - Guillermo del Toro, Martin McDonagh, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg - came amid a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations that have run Hollywood legends including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey out of town.

Some of Portman's fellow actresses also chimed in with Mindy Kaling tweeting: 'Yas Natalie Get Em Girl'.

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'Me and my friends just bawled out eyes out at Oprah's speech.

Barbra also took a stand when she presented the award of Best Motion Picture - Drama and told the audience she was the only woman to receive the Best Director award, when she took home the gong for Yentl in 1984.

Ferrera, who won a Golden Globe for her role in Ugly Betty in 2007, dazzled on the red carpet in a floor-length sparkly black gown and long black blazer. "That was 34 years ago", she said.

"We are honored, " Howard began as the pair began to open the envelope containing the winner's identity, "to be here to present the award for best director". "There are so many films out there that are so good directed by women".

The best director category previously received backlash for its lack of female nominees.

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