The Golden Globes spent quite a lot of time specializing in girls in Hollywood when the ceremony aired this weekend, and longtime actress Natalie Portman labored in her personal dig on the trade whereas saying the winner for Greatest Director. She famous the “all-male nominees” earlier than occurring to announce the winner. Now, one of many administrators within the class, and actually the winner of Greatest Director on the Golden Globes this 12 months, Guillermo del Toro, has responded to Natalie Portman’s remark, noting in an e-mail,
I feel it was nice! She ought to say precisely what she feels. There’s phenomenal work being achieved by feminine administrators.
In case you did not watch the Golden Globes once they aired, Natalie Portman’s comment was type of a giant deal on the web, with some followers tweeting help for Portman and others feeling type of unhealthy for the dudes who had been nominated, who did make good motion pictures this 12 months and who did not vote themselves into the class. The remark turned a much bigger deal than it might usually have been, too, as a result of the digital camera panned over to Guillermo del Toro proper after Natalie Portman introduced his identify, and he appeared fairly stumped about the right way to deal with the second. This is what that regarded like, for those who missed it.
Following that awkward few seconds, Guillermo del Toro received the class for his work on The Shape of Water, and he went onstage and made a heartfelt speech about how he has liked monsters since he was a child, and the way monsters have all the time appeared to him an incarnation of humanity’s “blissful imperfection.” It was a heartfelt speech, and one that absolutely embodied del Toro’s profession as a director, however the ghost of Natalie Portman’s remark was nonetheless onstage whereas it was being spoken. Thus, it is good to listen to Guillermo del Toro inform IndieWire that there aren’t any arduous emotions and Portman ought to be capable to communicate her thoughts. He additionally talked about there have been quite a lot of cool motion pictures this 12 months which were headlined by feminine administrators, together with however not restricted to Mudbound, Surprise Lady and Girl Fowl. (The latter won Greatest Movement Image, Musical or Comedy on the 2018 Globes.)
The Golden Globes actually bought the ball shifting on awards season, and there is nonetheless a lot to return, together with the Critic’s Alternative Awards, the BAFTA Awards, the SAG Awards, the Oscars and plenty of, many extra. We’ll preserve you up to date if the attendees of those occasions this 12 months proceed wearing black. Till then, you may see what the 2018 film season has to supply with our full schedule.