Last night's Golden Globes was a pretty charged atmosphere, and a number of women made a point of highlighting gender inequality throughout the event - but it was Barbra Streisand who put it as succinctly and as plainly as possible.

In her speech before introducing Best Motion Picture (Drama), Streisand pointed out that she is the first, last and only woman to win Best Director at the Golden Globes - and that was for Yentl in 1983. Here's her speech in full.

It didn't stop there, however. Streisand then took to Twitter and made plain her feelings both about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's voting record and the lack of female nominees in various categories, singling out Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman and Dee Rees for Mudbound.



Here's Barbra Streisand's speech from 1984 when she won Best Director, where she described directing Yentl as "the highlight of (her) professional life," and hoped that her winning would open new opportunities for women.


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