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


And in case you weren't aware of that, Natalie Portman made sure to call it out during this year's Golden Globes. The Black Swan actress blasted the voters of the awards show, which are organised by Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), for failing to include any female directors in its Best Director category as she took to the stage at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles to present the prize with Ron Howard. Now that took over the internet like a storm before Oprah Winfrey delivered her moving speech. "And here are all the male nominees", she said, before reading the gender-biased list of names competing for the best director award.

As always, social media was split.

Another female wrote: "Me and my friends just bawled our eyes out at Oprah's speech".

"Yas Natalie Get Em Girl", tweeted the actress and writer Mindy Kaling. "Then Natalie Portman was like HOLD MY BEER".

"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".

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Only one woman has ever won the Golden Globes award for film directing in the show's 75 year history.

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, the film industry has been far more upfront about reporting the various instances of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse that have occurred within the industry.

It would be hard for most to follow Oprah Winfrey on a stage, especially after she's just given a rousing speech on female empowerment while receiving the Cecile B. DeMille Award, but such was the task for co-presenters Portman and Ron Howard.

The musical movie also won the Golden Globe for best picture.