Give Natalie Portman an award for being Natalie Portman.
After co-presenter Ron Howard announced the category, Portman added with an expert level of shade, "And here are the all-male nominees". Bigelow said of the investigation at the time, "Hollywood is supposedly a community of forward thinking and progressive people yet this horrific situation for women directors persists".
Portman wasn't even nominated, but somehow she walked away with all the awards.
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 while she attended the awards ceremony as a presenter, it was her accurate and cutting remark while giving out the award for best director that had everyone buzzing, CNN reported.More news: Manhunt on for suspect in killing of Washington state deputy
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Of the few women allowed to make movies, fewer still are backed by a studio willing to fund a major awards campaign.
Some of Portman's fellow actresses also chimed in with Mindy Kaling tweeting: 'Yas Natalie Get Em Girl'.