Seth Meyers opens Golden Globes with monologue tackling sexual misconduct

Seth Meyers.
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To open the 75th Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, host Seth Meyers focused on Hollywood's reaction to sexual misconduct and harassment in the entertainment industry.

"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 said. "By the way, a special hello to hosts of other upcoming awards shows who are watching me tonight like the first dog they shot into outer space." For the male nominees, "this is the first time in three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud. 'Did you hear about Willem Dafoe?' 'Dear God, no.' 'He was nominated.' 'Don't do that!'" Meyers later called disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein "the elephant not in the room," and said he'll be back in 20 years "when he's the first person booed in the 'in memoriam.'"

Meyers also turned his attention to President Trump, saying the organization that puts on the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is a string of "three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president. ... The only name that would make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association." He also said he joked in 2011 about how unqualified Trump would be for president, and he's been told that's when Trump decided to run. "I just want to say, Oprah, you will never be president. You do not have what it takes. And Hanks, where's Hanks? You will never be vice president."

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