Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear elegant black dresses.
Last night at the Golden Globes, Oprah delivered the incredible speech that everyone’s talking about. But she wasn’t the only one to catch everyone’s attention.
Natalie Portman, with just a few words, called out hypocrisy and showed that she was not even remotely f–king around. See the epic moment below!
The big chatter leading up to Sunday night’s Golden Globes award show, everyone was talking about the black dresses.
Would every woman be wearing a black dress? Was it a visual sign of solidarity or an empty gesture?
(Hint: since these women are doing a lot more than have a matching color scheme, it’s really not an empty gesture)
People also talked about men wearing black in support … but since men are generally dressed in mostly black for these events anyway, would that be significant in any way?
But once people started showing up on the red carpet, talk swiftly turned away from the omnipresent (and gorgeous) black dresses.
Debra Messing (who remains beloved, even though the Will & Grace revival is kind of a mess) called out E! for allegedly not paying Catt Sadler fairly.
The gender pay gap is serious business, folks, and it exists in so many businesses. Sadler quit E! after more than a decade, upon learning that her male costar was allegedly earning twice her salary.
Messing said this on E!‘s red carpet, while being interviewed by Giuliana Rancic.
Eva Longoria, looking pregnant and gorgeous, also called out E! for their alleged pay gap.
The highlight of this Golden Globes night of zero chill was definitely Oprah’s inspiring, powerful speech.
But Oprah wasn’t the only star speaking out or making headlines and waves from that stage.
Natalie Portman and Ron Howard came up on stage for what seemed like it would be a regular, run-of-the-mill presentation of the Best Director category and the announcement of the winner.
But, as you can see here, Natalie Portman announced the nominees by highlighting the fact that every single nominee was male:
“And here are the all-male nominees.”
Honestly? What a great reminder that Natalie Portman was the best possible choice to play Padme Amidala. Sometimes the character and actor match up.
Anyway, this moment did not go unnoticed.
Shonda Rhimes tweeted: “‘And here are the all male nominees.’ Natalie Portman calls it for what it is.”
Sarah Silverman tweeted: “Oh s–t Portman for the win! ‘And here are the all male nominees’ wheeeeWhoooo!!”
We don’t want to give the impression that the Golden Globes were business as usual. They were not.
Oprah was the first black woman in her category.
Sterling K. Brown made history with his award.
Aziz Ansari made history with his award.
But these are long overdue milestones. These are entire demographics of supremely talented actors who have been shut out for years and are only now receiving the recognition that they deserve.
Kind of like plenty of female directors who, many believe, deserved more recognition for their groundbreaking work in 2017.