Karen Belz
Updated Jan 10, 2018 @ 4:03 pm

When you think of notable directors, Steven Spielberg probably comes to mind. While he deserved his nomination at the 2018 Golden Globes for his film The Post, actress Natalie Portman — who presented the award that night — rightfully used her platform to remind those watching that every nominee this year was male.

“Here are the all-male nominees,” Portman stated before announcing Guillermo del Toro as the winner.

Spielberg was quick to acknowledge that change has to happen. The director spoke with Entertainment Tonight while at the National Board of Review dinner and made sure to acknowledge that there were many qualified, talented female directors who shouldn’t have been overlooked. The director noted that this is an unmatchable time in Hollywood, referring to the current movement as “powerful, a watershed for women, a watershed for men, who will learn to listen or those who have been listening.”

He believes women will be strongly recognized at the 2018 Oscars. Nominees will be officially announced later this month on January 23rd, according to Deadline.

Speaking of Jenkins, she also weighed in on Portman’s dig.

We have our fingers crossed that we’ll see a more diverse list of nominees on January 23rd.