Seth Meyers doesn't hold back in 2018 Golden Globes monologue

Ruben Ruiz
January 11, 2018

Seth Meyers took the brainy incredulity that's made Late Night vital viewing to his Golden Globe Awards monologue Sunday night. "Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight because I've heard he's insane and hard to work with".

Later during the show, which saw Sterling K. Brown, Nicole Kidman and Elisabeth Moss among the night's first winners, Meyers took aim at U.S. president Donald Trump, pointing to Seth Rogen, who once upset North Korea with film The Interview.

Meyers' words are especially pointed given the often loose, celebratory style of seasonal awards shows and how hosts can often whiff when attempting to strike at the establishment.

"In 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment isn't". And to deliver the punch line to some of those jokes, Meyers even enlisted the help of some stars in the room, like Jessica Chastain.

Meyers said Weinstein would have his comeback to Hollywood "in 20 years when he's the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam".

"Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen", he said at the top, setting the tone for the evening.

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"I truly believe 2018 will be the era of accountability, and I can't think of a better way to kick it off", Cristina Ehrlich, stylist for big-name stars like Penelope Cruz and Brie Larson, recently told TIME.

'Remember when he was the guy making trouble with North Korea. Moving on to Kevin Spacey, Meyers joked that actor Christopher Plummer (who jumped in to play Spacey's part in All the Money in the World after allegations of sexual assault came to light about the actor) might be available to reshoot Spacey's scenes from House of Cards. This isn't merely a fashion trend, however-it's a powerful statement against a toxic dark side of Hollywood's culture. I hope he can do a Southern accent.

When the audience loudly reacted to the joke, Meyers added, "It'll sound like that".

"Billy Eichner, who is openly gay, got the privilege of wrapping this joke: "'Call Me By Your Name" is nominated for Best Motion Picture. "They tried to get a woman to host this show, they really did".

In a similar vein, he joked that they could not find a woman host because they were told they would be "judged by some of the most powerful people in Hollywood" in a hotel - a reference to how Weinstein's victims say they were abused. Meyers then remarked that the Golden Globes are Trump's worst nightmare, combining his least favorite things on earth: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "The only name that would make him angrier would be the 'Hillary Mexico Salad Associated'". "Harvey Weinstein is not here tonight", Meyers said, creating a palpable shift in the room.

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