It didn't take long for Golden Globes' host Seth Meyers to mock the "elephant not in the room" Harvey Weinstein, the man who kicked off a wave of sexual harassment claims in Hollywood. Though celebs in the audience were clearly uncomfortable by the name-drop, the SNL alum's jokes about the disgraced producer still got a lot of laughs.
"Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight," the 44-year-old stated. "Don’t worry he’ll back back in 20 years when he’s the first person booed in the In Memoriam."
— Katie Chrystler (@kchrystler) January 8, 2018
Seth's monologue began with, “It’s 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t… It’s been years since a white man has been this nervous in Hollywood." He added, "A lot of people thought it would be more appropriate for a woman to host these awards and they may be right, but if it’s any consolation, I’m a man with absolutely no power in Hollywood. They tried to get a woman to host this show, they really did. They said, ‘Hey, how’d you like to come and be judged by some of the most powerful people in Hollywood?’ And they said, ‘Hm, where is it?’ And they said, ‘It’s at a hotel.’ Long story short, I’m your host tonight.”
The Late Night host also joked, "For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months, it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out-loud," before adding, "This was a year of big little lies and get out, and also the television series Big Little Lies and Get Out."
As expected, women and men wore all-black on the red carpet in solidarity against sexual harassment. A lot of A-listers are also wearing Time's Up pins, which raise awareness for the sexual harassment prevention initiative of the same name, which was founded on Jan. 1 by 300 actresses and female executives, agents, producers, writers, and directors.