Sexual misconduct takes center stage during Golden Globes opening monologue

Sexual misconduct takes center stage during Golden Globes opening monologue

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

The joke elicited a gasp from the audience.

Later during the show, which saw Sterling K. Brown, Nicole Kidman and Elisabeth Moss among the night's first winners, Meyers took aim at United States president Donald Trump, pointing to Seth Rogen, who once upset North Korea with film The Interview. Meyers previously hosted the 66th Emmy Awards in 2015.

Watch Meyers' monologue up top.

And while the topics of sexual harassment and gender inequality are serious, Meyers did his best to lighten the mood.

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. After a red carpet hour (plus) in which supportive actors of both sexes explained why they were wearing black in solidarity with the Time's Up initiative and the #MeToo movement, Meyers reminded the audience exactly why Hollywood has become ground zero for combatting workplace sexual harassment. Meyers even urged her to run for president, which was met with the biggest round of applause of the night so far.

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"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. Hey remember he was the guy making trouble with North Korea. Just an incredibly attractive 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'. I hope he can do a Southern accent, 'cause Kevin Spacey sure couldn't.

Several loud groans were heard following that comment, to which Meyers wittily replied, "it'll sound like that" and the reactions swiftly changed to laughs. But those numbers might be off since a white person did the math. Meyers and Amy Poehler then did a long riff where Poehler said she didn't need him to mansplain how to tell a joke and she just told the punchline: "Said the peach in Call Me By Your Name, 'this scene is the pits'".

He joked that producers asked a woman to host the show."They really did".

"When I first heard about a film where a naive young woman falls in love with a disgusting sea monster, I thought, 'Oh man, not another Woody Allen movie, '" Meyers said.

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. Hollywood. Foreign. Press. The only name that could make his angrier is the Hillary Mexico Salad Association'.

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