Ferrera, who won a Golden Globe for her role in Ugly Betty in 2007, dazzled on the red carpet in a floor-length sparkly black gown and long black blazer.
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.
Jane Campion followed in Streisand's footsteps two years later, recognized by the HFPA for her work in directing The Piano. Of those women, only Bigelow has taken home an Oscar. But the internet is falling in love with Natalie all over again after she took a dig at the nominations.More news: Samsung's new 8K TV features AI, can upscale video to 8K
Granted, there were plenty of female directors like Greta Gerwig, Dee Rees and Patty Jenkins that weren't acknowledged in this category, but others have argued that the five candidates simply made the better films.
He beat out Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk, Ridley Scott for All the Money in the World and Steven Spielberg for The Post.
Unfortunately, the category was best actress in a musical or comedy. Some 16 years ago, The Hours and Chicago were the last pair to achieve the feat.More news: H&M apologizes for ad of black boy in 'Coolest Monkey' hoodie
And fans were ecstatic about her clap back.
While the HFPA is nearly entirely removed from the "insider" industry precursors that traditionally line the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards (its membership encompasses roughly 100 journalists, not film professionals), it does offer invaluable visibility directly or indirectly.More news: How To Watch SpaceX Launch The US Government's Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft Today
The Golden Globes award ceremony reflected that as seen by the speeches and the attire that numerous performers chose to wear on the red carpet.
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