Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban taking the stage to present Best Score was a bright moment during the Globes. "Don't worry, he'll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam", the Saturday Night Live alum said. That means this year's Golden Globes ceremony - with its attendees and award recipients highlighting issues regarding gender and race in Hollywood - likely pointed Academy voters' attention toward the conversation about women behind the camera, with Gerwig's noticeable omission putting pressure on the Academy to pick up the HFPA's slack.
And when it came to announce those vying for the best director award, Portman, who wore black in support of the Time's Up movement, pointedly observed: 'And here are the all male nominees'. "We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for best director".
Her comment didn't go unnoticed by celebrity viewers, who took to Twitter to congratulate Natalie, such as Sarah Silverman, who wrote, "Oh s**t Portman for the win!" and Shonda Rhimes, who added, "Natalie Portman calls it for what it is", while Amber Tamblyn declared, "I'M DEAD".
Following some jabs at North Korea, Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein, and much praise for the Hollywood Foreign Press, Meyers opened the floor to the audience, having them help carry out the punchline of some prepared jokes.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home six awards during Sunday's live broadcast, including Frances McDormand for Best Actress in a Drama and Best Drama Motion Picture.
'We want to show our solidarity, ' she told entertainment website Vulture.