AceShowbiz - Seth Meyers held nothing back when addressing sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood during his opening monologue at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The comedian delivered the punchline right from the start as saying, "It's 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't. It's going to be a good year."
Addressing "the elephant not in the room," he said, "Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight because, well, I've heard rumors that he's crazy and difficult to work with. But don't worry he'll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed in the In Memoriam." His joke was responded with audible gasps and he added, "It will sound like that."
Meyers also took a jab at Kevin Spacey, who is replaced by Christopher Plummer in "All the Money in the World" following sexual misconduct allegations against him. "I was happy to hear they're going to do another season of 'House of Cards'," he remarked. "Is Christopher Plummer available for that too? I hope he can do a southern accent 'cause Kevin Spacey sure couldn't. Oh is that too mean? To Kevin Spacey?"
For some jokes that would be more fun coming from non-straight, white male, Meyers enlisted the help of Jessica Chastain, Billy Eichner, Issa Rae, Hong Chau and Amy Poehler to deliver the punchlines. "The Golden Globes turned 75 this year," he said the set-up, followed by Chastain who said, "But the actress that plays its wife is still only 32." When Meyers said, " 'Call Me by Your Name' is nominated for Best Motion Picture. It is a gay coming-of-age film," Eichner responded, "Said Kevin Spacey, 'You lost me at 'of age.' "
There was a friendly bickering when Meyers asked his fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Poehler if she wanted to deliver a punchline, but she insisted that she didn't need Meyers to do the set-up. "First of, all thank you for telling me what you think. And secondly, I'm a woman in Hollywood, Seth. We've all been through a lot. I don't need a set-up to make a punchline work. Okay? You're sadly mistaken," Poehler said. She then delivered the punchline, "Said the peach in 'Call Me By Your Name', this scene is the pits."
He also joked about President Donald Trump. "Give it up for the Hollywood Foreign Press. A string of three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our President. Hollywood. Foreign. Press. The only name that would make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association," he quipped.
To Oprah Winfrey whom he thinks would be a better president than Trump, Seth said, "In 2011 I told some jokes about our current President at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Jokes about how he was unqualified to be president, and some have said that night convinced him to run. So if that's true I just want to say, Oprah you will never be President. You do not have what it takes." He also told Tom Hanks, "And Hanks! Where's Hanks? You will never be Vice President. You are too mean and unrelatable. We'll just have to wait and see."
Meyers didn't forget to acknowledge some of the best works in 2017. " 'The Post' is nominated for Best Picture tonight. 'The Post' is a film about journalistic integrity directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep," he said, and a woman came out with Golden Globes. He told the woman to go back, "No, not yet we have to wait."