Natalie Portman Calls Out Sexism And Here Come The Mansplainers To Prove Her Point

Women Celebrate Natalie Portman’s Bad Ass Move At The Globes, Mansplainers Freak

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Portman shames The Golden Globes for ignoring female directors

Natalie Portman became a true hero of the she-people last night at The Golden Globes when she called out the lack of female directors in the Best Director category with a jab so smooth, and so sharp that dudes were saying, “Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha oh shit I’m bleeding.”

Portman, who has spoken out in support of the #MeToo movement with her own stories of sexual harassment, came out on stage to present the award for Best Director with filmmaker Ron Howard. She didn’t mince words when it came to pointing out the obvious — that every nominee was a man.

Did she just–? Oh yes, she did. After Howard said, “We’re honored to be here to present the award for best director,” Portman stepped to the mic and said, “And here are the all-male nominees.”

Portman’s comment was in reference to the fact that all five nominees for Best Director were men despite some phenomenal work by female directors: there was Patty Jenkins, whose film Wonder Woman became the highest-grossing superhero origin movie of all time; Dee Rees, who directed the critically-acclaimed film Mudbound; Kathryn Bigelow, who directed the incredible movie Detroit; and Greta Gerwig, who was not nominated for directing even though her film, Lady Bird, was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay.

Many celebrated what Portman did: