While wasting no time Natalie Portman said, "And here are the all-male nominees", in a line that definitely wasn't scripted.
Sunday's Golden Globes were one of the most empowering award shows in recent memory.
Portman, along with director Ron Howard, presented the award for best director.
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.
As she was on stage to present the victor alongside another male director, Ron Howard, Portman introduced the "all-male nominees" to gasps and shocked laughter from the audience.
Granted, there were plenty of female directors like Greta Gerwig, Dee Rees and Patty Jenkins that weren't acknowledged in this category, but others have argued that the five candidates simply made the better films.More news: Why Panthers coach Ron Rivera could move quickly to hire Norv Turner
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Tweeting after the Golden Globes, previous victor Barbra Streisand said: "I also would have liked to see director @PattyJenks and her film @WonderWomanFilm recognized because it shows how strong women can be, not only as characters but also at the box office".
Guillermo del Toro won the category for "The Shape of Water".
Del Toro was nominated alongside Martin McDonagh for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", Christopher Nolan for "Dunkirk", Ridley Scott for "All the Money in the World" and Steven Spielberg for "The Post".
A female-directed movie ended up receiving top awards this year, however. Some 16 years ago, The Hours and Chicago were the last pair to achieve the feat.
Not a single woman was nominated in the historically male-dominated category, and Portman took notice.