Natalie Portman was praised for going off-script at the Golden Globes on Sunday, pointing out with an improvised dig that all of the nominees in the best director category were men. Now, directors such as the nominated Steven Spielberg and the excluded Patty Jenkins are sharing their reactions to the memorable moment.

鈥淲hat could you say? It made me laugh, and it made me smile,鈥 Wonder Woman director Jenkins told Entertainment Tonight .

Jenkins is one of several women who were overlooked for nominations, along with Dee Rees, who directed Mudbound, and Greta Gerwig, whose movie Lady Bird won Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She said that it felt like the right moment to point out the lack of diversity.

鈥淟ook, it鈥檚 been a little glaring that women directors don鈥檛 get nominated so often, and it is odd, particularly when their films are being celebrated in every other way. So I thought it was interesting to highlight it,鈥 Jenkins told ET. 鈥淎nd what a difficult category to present without saying something about it, so she did it so perfectly.鈥

Spielberg, who lost to Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, noted that it is indeed a watershed moment in Hollywood for both women and men, who, he says, 鈥渨ill learn to listen.鈥

And what about that all-male list? 鈥淚鈥檓 predicting at the Oscars this year for a woman director, if not several,鈥 he said.

We鈥檒l have to wait and see when the nominations come out later this month.

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