Kidman, Franco win at black-draped Golden Globes

Angelo Anderson
January 10, 2018

The TV personality is acting at the 2018 Golden Globes host this year, and he slammed Kevin Spacey during the opening monologue.

"Good evening, ladies, and remaining gentlemen..." the monologue began. His first joke is about marijuana (it's legal) and sexual harassment (not legal). But if it was going to be a man cracking jokes about systemic sexism and inequality in Hollywood, at least the gig went to one who knows when to hand the duty off to those more intrinsically capable of landing the punchlines.

The Globes had always been the stomping grounds of disgraced mogul Weinstein, whose downfall precipitated allegations against James Toback, Kevin Spacey and many others. Weinstein presided over two decades of Globes winners and was well-known for his manipulation of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the 89-member group that puts on the Globes. "I'm not even the most powerful Seth in the room tonight", as the camera cut to Seth Rogen.

"He'll be back in 20 years when he's the first person booed in the in memoriam", Meyers said as the audience gasped.

Also chiming in - quite literally - on Instagram is poet and sexual assault survivor Destiny Mabry, who free-styled to a beat on the topic. As the show went on, everyone on Twitter was talking about the most hilarious and shocking moments of the night. I hope he can do a Southern accent, 'cause Kevin Spacey sure couldn't.

Five Australians are nominated at this year's Golden Globes: Katherine Langford (for 13 Reasons Why), Geoffrey Rush (Genius), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman) and Margot Robbie (I, Tonya). So on Late Night, Meyers regularly features a segment called "Jokes Seth Can't Tell", in which he hands off the punchlines to writers Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel (who are black and gay, respectively). "A string of three words that could not have been better created to infuriate our president".

Meyers' words are especially pointed given the often loose, celebratory style of seasonal awards shows and how hosts can often whiff when attempting to strike at the establishment. So thank you for all that you do.

Saoirse Ronan said of her much-lauded film Ladybird: "I just feel like it's one of those films that's come out at just the right time".

Even before the speeches ever started, numerous stars at the Golden Globes were already making a big statement against the abuse in their industry by wearing all black to call awareness to the scandals.

He added, "This was the year of Big Little Lies and Get Out and also the television series Big Little Lies and the movie Get Out".

As the conversation shifts from #metoo to #timesup, many actresses will be wearing pins engraved with the latter as they arrive on the red carpet for the 75th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night (Los Angeles time),.

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