Seth Meyers didn’t waste much time addressing sexual harassment, Donald Trump, and Harvey Weinstein with his Golden Globes monologue. He started out with some light hits against this newer era in Hollywood, noting how he was like the first dog in space for other awards show hosts to follow in 2018. He also seemed to put the fear of God into Willem Dafoe.
The monologue then referenced one of the biggest elephants not in the room — to use Meyers’ terminology — by bringing up Harvey Weinstein and quickly showing that no punches would be pulled. From there Meyers moved on to Kevin Spacey, busting on his House Of Cards accent and hoping that Christopher Plummer could pick it up quickly.
Meyers then brought a bit of his own show, Late Night With Seth Meyers, to the audience by letting some of those in attendance tell some jokes he couldn’t tell on his own. Jessica Chastain, Issa Rae, and Amy Poehler subbed in for some jokes, alongside Billy Eichner with another Kevin Spacey joke.
If anything, Meyers set the bar for the monologues that we’ll get later in the year pretty high, particularly for Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars. Seth Meyers ended up being the first to talk about Harvey Weinstein in late night, so it’s fitting that he’s the first to handle him, and all the issues raised in the wake of his downfall, during awards season.
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