Seth Meyers opened the Golden Globes 2018 on Sunday with a hilarious if not anticipated poke at the most infamous men of the moment: shamed producer Harvey Weinstein, President Donald Trump, and former House of Cards star Kevin Spacey.
“Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen,” he started off. “Happy New Year, Hollywood. It’s 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t. It’s going to be a good year. This was the year of big little lies and get out, and also the television series Big Little Lies and the movie Get Out.”
“Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight because, well, I heard rumors that he’s crazy and difficult to work with,” Meyers continued. “Don’t worry, he’ll back in 20 years. He’ll be the first person to ever boo during the In Memoriam.”
In October 2017, The New York Times published an expose which eventually led to Weinstein’s termination from The Weinstein Company. Rose McGowan, Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman, and other actresses have since come out against him for various acts of abuse and misconduct.
Later, Meyers suggested Christopher Plummer replace Spacey on House of Cards. Plummer previously replaced Spacey in All the Money in the World after the actor was outed as a predator by Buzzfeed and actor Anthony Rapp.
“I hope [Plummer] can do a Southern accent, because Kevin Spacey sure couldn’t,” he said.
Next up was Trump.
“A string of three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president: Hollywood Foreign Press,” said Meyers. “The only name that would make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association.”
“He holds the keys to us not talking about him, which would to be to just behave differently,” he finished. “But while he continues on this path, we’ll continue on ours.”
The 75th annual Golden Globes took place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.