Hollywood's men wear black to 75th Golden Globe Awards red carpet

Hollywood's men wear black to 75th Golden Globe Awards red carpet

Seth Meyers delivered a pitch flawless opening monologue at last night's Golden Globes, addressing sexual harassment, Donald Trump, and powerful men in Hollywood.

He said of Weinstein - the "elephant not in the room" - "Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight because, well, I've heard rumors he's insane and hard to work with".

The host then invited two of his Late Night writer Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel to do a Golden Globes edition of his segment "Jokes Seth Can't Tell", in which Meyers provided the set-up to a joke and a star in the audience added the punchline.

'A lot of people thought it would be more appropriate for a woman to host tonight's show, and they might be right, but if it makes you feel any better I have absolutely no power in Hollywood, ' Meyers said.

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.

Overall, it was as successful an opening monologue as could be hoped for in an incredibly fraught broadcast; Meyers also became noticeably more comfortable alongside the audience.

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

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Meyers also took time to tee off on disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who, of course, was not in attendance.

"I think it's time to address the elephant not in the room", he said.

"Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen", he said at the top, setting the tone for the evening. "There's a new era underway and I can tell because it's been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood", he was quoted as saying.

Meyers joked about when Seth Rogen, rather than Trump, "was the guy making trouble with North Korea", referring to Rogen's movie "The Interview". Moving on to Kevin Spacey, Meyers joked that actor Christopher Plummer (who jumped in to play Spacey's part in All the Money in the World after allegations of sexual assault came to light about the actor) might be available to reshoot Spacey's scenes from House of Cards.

He also mocked Spacey's Southern accent in the show, adding. "They tried to get a woman to host this show, they really did". I'm not even the most powerful Seth in the room tonight.

"We're all here tonight courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press, a string of three words that could not have been better created to infuriate our president".

Following these claims and reports, Weinstein was sacked from the company that bears his name, banned from the Producer's Guild of America and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Quoth Meyers: "The only name that could make him angrier is the Hillary Mexico Salad Association".

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