The 75th Golden Globe Awards saw some nasty digs being taken at US President Donald Trump and disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Comedian Seth Meyers shared his stint as host of the 75th Golden Globe Awards with a political undertone and jokes around US President Donald Trump
He opened his monologue saying, “Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen,” adding that it would be the first time in months that men won’t be terrified to hear thei
r names read out loud.
The host, dressed in black, took a dig at Hollywood names Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, who have been alleged for using their position to sexually harass people.
The award show was held in Los Angeles on January 7 (January 8 IST).
Meyers, who was hosting the Golden Globe Awards for the first time, took a jibe at disgraced actor Kevin Spacey too.
He said, “Despite everything that happened this year, the show goes on. For example, I was happy to hear they were going to do another season of House of Cards.
Is Christopher Plummer available for that too? I hope he can do a Southern accent because Kevin Spacey sure couldn’t.”
The joke was in reference to Plummer replacing Spacey in the film All The Money In The World.
Sexual misconduct and gender equality were the highlights of the monologue, but there were undertones of politics too.
“We’re all here at the courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. A string of three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president.
The only name that would make him angrier would be the ‘Hillary Mexico Salad Associated’.”
The comedian wrapped up his monologue on a serious note, saying, “People in this room worked really hard to get here, but it’s clearer now than ever before,
the women had to work harder. So thank you for all that you do. I look forward to seeing you lead us into whatever some next.”
The Golden Globe Awards 2018 honoured the best in Film and Television this year. The night saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, picking up four Golden Globes,
including that for the Best Picture – Drama. Gary Oldman was adjudged the Best Actor – Drama and Frances McDormand the Best Actress – Drama.
James Franco and Saoirse Ronan took home the trophies for Best Actor and Actress – Musical or Comedy respectively. Lady Bird was named the Best Picture –
Musical or Comedy at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.