After Ron said, "We are honoured to be here to present the award for best director.", Natalie made her point in a short but effective way, by adding, "and here are the all-male nominees".
Only one woman has ever won the award in the awards show's 75-year history - Barbra Streisand for her 1984 film "Yentl", which also won Best Picture that year. Some 16 years ago, The Hours and Chicago were the last pair to achieve the feat.
The Best Director prize went to Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, who won over Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World), and Steven Spielberg (The Post).
"We are honored to be here to present the award for best director", Howard said.
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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.
Things are even worse for female directors at the Oscars.
Since 1984, the likes of Sofia Coppola, Jane Campion, Kathryn Bigelow and Ava DuVernay have been nominated for Best Director. Women are often barred by studios and producers who assume they can't handle a big budget or the pressure that comes with making a film.
Of the few women allowed to make movies, fewer still are backed by a studio willing to fund a major awards campaign.
This year, women in Hollywood have decided that "Time's Up" and are working together to fight sexism in Hollywood.