Emma Stone gives director nominee Greta Gerwig shout-out at Oscars

The future is female. Emma Stone reminded the audience at the 2018 Oscars of that fact when she called out Greta Gerwig as the only woman nominated in the Best Director category on Sunday, March 4.

The La La Land actress presented the directing Oscar at the 90th annual Academy Awards and chose to make a statement while introducing the nominees. “These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year,” Stone, 29, said to rapturous cheers from the audience.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Emma Stone attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Emma Stone attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Emma Stone attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
US actress Emma Stone arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Emma Stone arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Emma Stone arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Emma Stone arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Emma Stone attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Emma Stone arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) were nominated alongside Gerwig. The Lady Bird director is only the fifth woman to be nominated in the Oscars’ Best Director category. Just one woman has won the award: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010. This year’s prize ultimately went to del Toro.

Stone’s bold introduction was still a big moment — another instance of women in Hollywood speaking up in the midst of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. It was akin to what Natalie Portman said at the Golden Globes in January when presenting the Best Director award. “Here are the all-male nominees,” Portman noted.

Harvey Weinstein accusers Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra were the faces of the #MeToo movement at the Oscars. Judd told the crowd, “The change we are witnessing is being driven by the sound of new voices, of different voices, of our voices, joining together in a mighty chorus that is finally saying Time’s Up … and we look forward to make sure that the next 90 years empower these limitless possibilities of equality, diversity, inclusion, intersectionality. That’s what this year has promised us.”

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90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence present the Best Actress Oscar. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence present the Best Actress Oscar. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence present the Best Actress Oscar. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence present the Best Actress Oscar. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
90th Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Frances McDormand accepts the Oscar for Best Actress for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" from presenter Jodie Foster (L). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Jodie Foster (L) and Jennifer Lawrence attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Frances McDormand, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence and Frances McDormand attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Frances McDormand, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Frances McDormand, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Jodie Foster (L) and Jennifer Lawrence speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Frances McDormand (C) accepts Best Actress for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' from presenters Jodie Foster (L) and Jennifer Lawrence (R) onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
US actresses Jodie Foster (L) and Jennifer Lawrence present the Oscar for Best Actress during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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