There was a bit of head-scratching when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that the 2018 Golden Globes would be hosted by Late Nighthost Seth Meyers, but the Saturday Night Live alum hit the ground running with his opening monologue, pulling no punches as he talked about politics, entertainment, and 鈥 of course! 鈥 the movement in Hollywood against sexual harassment and misconduct.

鈥淕ood evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen,鈥 Meyers deadpanned. 鈥淗appy New Year, Hollywood! It鈥檚 2018, marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn鈥檛. This was the year of big little lies and get out and also the television series Big Little Lies and the movie Get Out.鈥

Meyers then talked about how the tides are changing in Hollywood, quipping, 鈥淭here鈥檚 a new era underway and I can tell, because it鈥檚 been years since a white man has been this nervous in Hollywood.鈥

The former Weekend Update host also joked that it鈥檚 hard for men in Hollywood these days, saying, 鈥淔or the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in months it won鈥檛 be terrifying to hear your name read out loud. 鈥楧id you hear about Willem Dafoe?鈥 鈥極h, God, no! 鈥極h, he was nominated.鈥 鈥楧on鈥檛 do that! Don鈥檛 do THAT!'鈥

He went on to poke fun at himself for being a male host in a year that鈥檚 all about women, before making a joke at the expense of the president and then landing a real zinger on disgraced Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein.

鈥淗arvey Weinstein isn鈥檛 here tonight, and well, it鈥檚 because I heard rumors that he was crazy and hard to work with. But don鈥檛 worry 鈥 he鈥檒l be back in 20 years as the only person booed at in the in memoriam.鈥 When the audience responded with gasps and boos, Meyers cracked, 鈥淚t鈥檒l sound like that.鈥

The new dad also called out Kevin Spacey, mentioning his replacement, Christopher Plummer, who is nominated for All the Money in the World. 鈥淲ell, despite everything that happened this year, the show goes on. For example, I鈥檓 happy to hear they鈥檙e doing another season of House of Cards. Is Christopher Plummer available? I sure hope he can do a Southern accent, because Kevin Spacey couldn鈥檛.鈥 Again, the crowd gasped, and Meyers replied with the punchline, 鈥淥h, was that too mean, to Kevin Spacey?鈥

Meyers later praised Cecil B. DeMille award recipient Oprah Winfrey, telling her, 鈥淲hat a tremendous honor for Cecil B. DeMille.鈥 He also did a special edition of his 鈥淛okes Seth Can鈥檛 Tell鈥 segment from Late Night, with a special appearance by Amy Poehler, who did a 鈥渞eclaiming my wine鈥 joke honoring California representative Maxine Waters鈥 now-famous 鈥reclaiming my time鈥 speech).

Meyers closed his opening monologue by honoring the women in the room and saying how excited he is for the changing tide in Hollywood. 鈥淧eople in this room worked really hard to get here, but it鈥檚 clear that the women had to work even harder,鈥 he said. 鈥淚 look forward to you leading us into whatever comes next.鈥

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