NBC’s late-night funnyman Seth Meyers came out swinging Sunday night in his opening monologue at the 75th annual Golden Globes, taking several swipes at disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, and President Donald Trump.
In his 10-minute plus spiel, Meyers took aim at Hollywood’s powerful men and the sexual abuses many of them have been accused of.
“Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen,” the Late Night host began. “I’m Seth Meyers and I’ll be your host tonight. It’s 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t.”
“There’s a new era underway and I can tell because it’s been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood,” he added.
“For the male nominees in the room, this is the first time in three months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud,” Meyers said.
“We’re all here tonight courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press. A string of three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president,” Meyers said of President Donald Trump. “The only name that would make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association.”
Turning his attention to Weinstein, Meyers said, “Time to address the elephant not in the room: Harvey Weinstein isn’t in the room … he’ll be back in 20 years when he’s the first person booed in the in memoriam.”
Taking aim at Spacey, who’s been accused of by several men of sexual harassment or assault, Meyers enlisted actor Billy Eichner to finish his sentence (the same way he does on his NBC late-night show in a segment called “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell”).
Meyers began with the setup, “Call Me by Your Name is nominated for Best Motion Picture. It’s a gay coming-of-age film…” to which Eichner said: “Said Kevin Spacey, you lost me at ‘of age.'” The joke promoted some grimaces, groans, and a few laughs from the star-studded audience.
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