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With one withering comment, Natalie Portman made a big statement

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Diane Mills | 09 January, 2018, 00:52

Barbra Streisand is the only woman who has ever won the Golden Globes award for film directing in the show's 75 year history.

After Ron said, "We are honoured to be here to present the award for best director.", Natalie made her point in a short but effective way, by adding, "and here are the all-male nominees".

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. Recognizing female directors for their work will be one of the first battlegrounds. It took a decade for another woman to occupy a slot, with Lost In Translation's Sofia Coppola earning a nod in 2003.

Guillermo del Toro beat out fellow directors Martin McDonagh [Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri] Christopher Nolan [Dunkirk], Ridley Scott [All The Money in the World] and Steven Spielberg [The Post], to win best director at the 2018 Globes.

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Unfortunately, the category was best actress in a musical or comedy.

While the Golden Globes have become increasingly more diverse, there are still a few categories that could use a little more diversification.

"Let's make our workplaces look more like our world", she said in a video before slipping into her black Dior Haute Couture Golden Globes dress. "There are so many films out there that are so good directed by women". That means this year's Golden Globes ceremony - with its attendees and award recipients highlighting issues regarding gender and race in Hollywood - likely pointed Academy voters' attention toward the conversation about women behind the camera, with Gerwig's noticeable omission putting pressure on the Academy to pick up the HFPA's slack.

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