The Internet Loved Natalie Portman's Scathing Mic Drop at the Golden Globes

From TIME - January 8, 2018

Natalie Portmans upcoming action thriller is called Annihilation. But when she was chosen to present the award for Best Director at Sunday nights Golden Globes, it was the audience that was annihilated with her swift, subtle and wholly uncompromising introduction. Paired with famed director Ron Howard, the Jackie actress stepped up to the podium to share the nominated directors for films like The Shape of Water, The Post and Dunkirk.

We are honoredto be here to present the award for best director, Howard began. And here are the all-male nominees, Portman followed up.

Her point was well taken: in an evening defined by the aftermath of the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, including the launch of the Times Up initiative and driven home by Oprahs powerful speech, Portman was not on stage to play. Instead, she pointed out a discordant note in the proceedings, especially given that female directors like Greta Gerwig had films up for major prizes. (Gerwigs Lady Bird, in fact, took home the evenings top prizea rarity without a directorial nomination as well.)


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