While the聽politics on the red carpet聽and the empowering聽speeches聽will live on as defining moments of the 2018 Golden Globes, a seemingly unscripted two simple words made a major impact of their own, and Natalie Portman is being praised for聽daring to say them.

Just seconds after聽Oprah Winfrey鈥檚 monumental speech聽about the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Portman and Ron Howard came on stage to present the Golden Globe for best director. Nominated for the award were Martin McDonagh, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, and the winner,聽Guillermo del Toro, and Portman couldn鈥檛 help but notice a sad irony about the list.

After Howard introduced the category,聽Portman quickly jumped in to pointedly say, 鈥淎nd here are the all-male nominees.鈥

The reaction in the room seemed to be stunned laughter. On Twitter, viewers and celebrities alike were ecstatic about the improvised dig.

New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum praised Portman鈥檚 move as 鈥済utsy and rude,鈥 saying that while the night was rife with meaningful moments, the spontaneity of the 鈥渁ll-male鈥 quip was on another level. 鈥淸It鈥檚] different from a red carpet statement or even one of the great speeches,鈥 she tweeted. 鈥淎 challenge to the etiquette of the whole occasion.鈥

Many have pointed out that women,聽including Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird),聽Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), and聽Dee Rees聽(Mudbound), directed some of the year鈥檚聽most successful and highly acclaimed movies, but were nonetheless聽left out of the running for the statue.

What did you think of Natalie Portman鈥檚 鈥渁ll-male鈥 line? Let us know @BritandCo!

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