Natalie Portman's Golden Globes speech was very candid about an uncomfortable truth

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"Here are all the male nominees", she said as Ron Howard began to list the nominees. Recognizing female directors for their work will be one of the first battlegrounds. Kathryn Bigelow was next in line, and received a nomination for helming 2008's The Hurt Locker (the film that would ultimately shepherd her into the winner's circle at the Oscars) and again in 2012 for directing Zero Dark Thirty.

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.

The all-male nominees for the Best Director category included victor del Toro for "The Shape of Water", 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". "And you know that was 1984 - that was 34 years ago".

The musical movie also won the Golden Globe for best picture.

Jerry Van Dyke, 'Coach' star and brother of Dick, dead at 86
Van Dyke made his acting debut on his older brother's show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and was a regular on " The Judy Garland Show ". She says they were involved in a vehicle accident over 2 years ago. and Jerry's health had deteriorated since.

While the Golden Globes have become increasingly more diverse, there are still a few categories that could use a little more diversification.

Ahead of last night's Golden Globes, she revealed: 'We are at $14.5million (£10.7million) after two weeks of raising money.

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, the film industry has been far more upfront about reporting the various instances of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse that have occurred within the industry. Oscar voting began Friday, and closes on January 12.

Sterling K. Brown accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for "This is Us" during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

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