Steven Spielberg reacts to Natalie Portman's Golden Globes shade

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Tell us, HollywoodLifers - what did you think about Natalie's stance against the Golden Globes choice not to nominate any female directors? Although that might not have set well with everyone, Nicole Kidman set the tone when she spoke about portraying a character in Big Little Lies that "represents something that is in the center of our conversation right now: abuse".

In response to the official Bafta Twitter announcement of the nominations, multiple people shared a gif of Portman onstage at the Golden Globes, while others said "No woman - AGAIN" and "No women".

However, far from just donning an all-black ensemble, the 36-year-old starlet also made a strong statement whilst presenting the Best Director Award during the live show.

Left out of the nominations were the female directors of some highly acclaimed films from past year, including Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Patty Jenkin (Wonder Woman), and Dee Rees (Mudbound).

Steven Spielberg has an optimistic prediction about this year's Academy Awards: Female directors will get the recognition they deserve.

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Natalie Portman wants some more women in her life. "At first I said the #GoldenGlobes2018 should of ended after @Oprahs MIC DROPPING life changing speech. but then good ole natalie Portman comes in CLUTCH with that #allmale nominees line", the indivdual wrote.

Spielberg also weighed in on the increased conversation around sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood, which led to the launch of the Time's Up movement and a coordinated effort to wear black at the Golden Globes to raise awareness.

While presenting the award, Natalie Portman noted the "all-male nominees" in the category, which was won by Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.

The admonishment continued when Barbra Streisand was introduced as having "made history as the only woman to receive a Globe for directing".

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