The "Nomadland" filmmaker is the first Asian woman to win the Globe for Best Director, and just the second woman overall to collect the award.
The notorious perfectionist gave his former collaborator an update on his blockbuster's long-delayed follow-ups.
The new film reunites Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton on-screen.
The director said deep sea research is "shamefully underfunded" and called for a "global fleet of swarm robotics" to study Earth's oceans.
Director says the focus on records is detracting from deep sea science and exploration.
Dallas businessman and explorer broke James Cameron's world record of deepest solo dive by 66 feet.
He wrote scripts for Star Trek and was once sacked from a job at Disney after just half a day.
Was it just love? Or was Jack not using his cognitive survival skills?
The filmmaker never misses an opportunity to pat himself on the back for advancing the cause of women in film.
"James Cameron's inability to understand what 'Wonder Woman' is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising, as though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman," wrote the film's director, Patty Jenkins.