Emma Stone just threw “Natalie Portman at the Golden Globes”-level shade.
The actress announced the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Director at Sunday night’s award show. As Stone put it: “four men and Greta Gerwig.”
“It is the vision of the director that takes an ordinary movie and turns it into a work of art,” Stone said before announcing the nominees. “These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year. They are the nominees for achievement in directing.”
The short dig was reminiscent of actress Portman’s comment dragging the all-male category of directors at the Golden Globes in January.
Stone’s comment was met with laughter and applause.
"These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year" — Emma Stone
(Courtesy A.M.P.A.S. 2018) pic.twitter.com/EPrc8rytJq
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 5, 2018
Director Guillermo del Toro went on to win the award for his incredible work on “The Shape of Water.”
Stone’s dig, however, was not lost on viewers and people on Twitter.
"These four men and Greta Gerwig..." Emma Stone presenting the best director category. Greta didn't win but I love that heat Emma just brought.
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) March 5, 2018
— Mackenzi Lee (@themackenzilee) March 5, 2018
“These 3 men and Greta Gerwig”
Emma Stone in pants at the #Oscars is my life aesthetic
— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) March 5, 2018
Shout out to Emma Stone for softening that demolition of my hopes and dreams of a lady best director
— Laura (@someonesawks) March 5, 2018
I’m going to continue to live in the moment that Emma Stone said “these four men and Greta Gerwig” forever. pic.twitter.com/9n8ZPGWEet
— Rachel Heine (@RachelHeine) March 5, 2018
Wearing a pantsuit, Emma Stone introduces best director nominees as “four men and Greta Gerwig” #Oscars
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) March 5, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.