Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Culture | By Wayne Carr

Hollywood all in black for glitzy Golden Globes

Hollywood all in black for glitzy Golden Globes

Seth Meyers delivered a pitch ideal opening monologue at last night's Golden Globes, addressing sexual harassment, Donald Trump, and powerful men in Hollywood.

"A lot of people thought it would be more appropriate for a woman to host tonight's show, and they might be right, but if it makes you feel any better I have absolutely no power in Hollywood", Meyers said, as the camera panned to Seth Rogen in the audience. "It'll sound like that", Seth Meyers said, reported news agency PTI.

The Golden Globes 2018 took place in Beverly Hills on Sunday night, which is Monday morning in India, and saw Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) won the top prizes for acting in motion picture, drama.

Hosting the first awards show of 2018, Meyers had a daunting task ahead of him.

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"It will influence everything from Seth Meyers' monologue to impassioned acceptance speeches to the fashion". "Marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn't".

He told an equally (deservedly) mean joke about Kevin Spacey, saying that he hopes Christopher Plummer, who replaced Spacey in All the Money in the World, is also available to replace Spacey on House of Cards and can do a Southern accent, "because Kevin Spacey sure couldn't".

At an awards show that saw red carpet protests and social activism aimed at gender and racial equality, Meyers took aim at the male stars in the room.

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".

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"Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen", he said of all the men who have been alienated following stories of sexual assault and harassment over the past few months.

"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.

"- said Kevin Spacey", Eichner interrupted, "'you lost me at 'of age'". "Harvey Weinstein is not here tonight", Meyers said, creating a palpable shift in the room. Just an incredibly handsome film, but I have to admit, when I first heard about a film where a naïve young woman falls in love with a disgusting sea monster, I thought, 'Oh man, not another Woody Allen movie'.

"Give it up for the Hollywood Foreign Press, a string of three words that could not have been better created to infuriate our president", the host said later on. The only name that could make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association.

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