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

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There was an audible gasp and shock in the room after Portman's words, which Ron Howard found very amusing (probably because he got to see the looks on everyone's faces after she said it).

As she was on stage to present the victor alongside another male director, Ron Howard, Portman introduced the "all-male nominees" to gasps and shocked laughter from the audience. Actors and actresses wore black to make a statement against sexual misconduct. "And here are all the male nominees", she said, before reading the gender-biased list of names competing for the best director award.

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With regards to the acceptance speeches, Laura Dern, Elisabeth Moss, Frances McDormand and Nicole Kidman were just some of the actresses that spoke out and showed solidarity with that particular cause, but it's arguable that Natalie Portman's speech upstaged them all.

'And Natalie Portman is my f***ing hero, ' tweeted Evan Rachel Wood.

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After Natalie's remark, Barbra Streisand took to the stage and noted she was the last female director to win a Golden Globe for her work, and that was in 1984, Entertainment Weekly reported. Gal Gadot is an idol to little girls everywhere as Wonder Woman, and Patty Jenkins became the first female director of a summer blockbuster success. Kathryn Bigelow was next in line, and received a nomination for helming 2008's The Hurt Locker (the film that would ultimately shepherd her into the winner's circle at the Oscars) and again in 2012 for directing Zero Dark Thirty.

The moment sparked quick reaction on Twitter. The three highest-grossing films a year ago were all carried by women. "Lady Bird" won Best Picture - Comedy or Musical, so you'd think director Greta Gerwig would've at least been nominated.

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