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Golden Globes host Seth Meyers mocks Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey

Golden Globes host Seth Meyers mocks Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey

Seth Meyers blasted Harvey Weinstein as he got the Golden Globes awards underway with a bang.

"Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight, because, well, I've heard rumors that he's insane and hard to work with", Meyers said.

"The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off with a red carpet and opening monologue that focused nearly entirely on the growing topic of gender inequality in show business highlighted by the fall of several men in power and the growing "#MeToo" movement.

Meyers even took himself to task for being the host of the show.

Meyers wrapped up his monologue with a thank you to the women in the audience: "I look forward to whatever you'll be leading us into next".

From his very first introduction, Meyers immediately addressed the elephant in the room - sexual harassment in Hollywood and the fallout that's been rocking the industry since the Harvey Weinstein scandal began.

Last year, the Weisteingate was followed by sexual harassment allegations against Kevin Spacey, who was then replace from Golden Globe nominated All the Money In The World. "Simpler times." The room erupted at that one. But don't worry, he'll be back in 20 years, when he becomes the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam, " he quipped, referencing the annual segment of the Academy Awards where a video is made to honor all the celebrities who died that year.

He also joked that he was chosen as the male host for the show because he's a "man with absolutely no power in Hollywood". For example, I was happy to hear they're going to do another season of "House of Cards". "If it's any consolation, I'm not even the most powerful Seth in the room tonight", he said as the camera cut to Seth Rogen.

Meyers went on to congratulate Insecure creator and star Issa Rae for having "three projects in development" with HBO - to which Rae responded, "yeah. and three projects is also where they think I'm from". "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. Hong Chau of Downsizing then joked, "But those numbers may be off since a white man did the math". "They said, 'Hey, how would you like like to come and be judged by some of the most powerful people in Hollywood, ' and women were like, 'Hhmmm, well where is it?' and they said, 'It's in a hotel-' and long story short, I'm your host tonight". Meyers then remarked that the Golden Globes are Trump's worst nightmare, combining his least favorite things on earth: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


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