If Debra Messing’s red carpet roasting of the E! Network was any indication of how the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards was going to go, then host Seth Meyers confirmed it with his opening monologue. Normally it’s the actors and actresses in the audience who get lit at the Golden Globes. But this year the creeps watching from the comfort of their couch at home (or current sex rehab) were the ones getting lit up. Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey in particular got lit up the hardest, with a little side-dig at Woody Allen.
Seth’s monologue was basically: “Men – yikes, we’re the worst, right?” Time’s Up was the main message. Seth opened the show by saying, “Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen,” which was followed by a joke about men relaxing for the first time in months at the thought of hearing their name called out.
Everyone seemed to be having a good time until he got to the jokes about Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Two of Seth’s monologue jokes were met with loud boos. I didn’t know Morrissey was in the audience. You can read a full transcript of his monologue here, but here’s the jokes in question:
“Well, I think it’s time to address the elephant not in the room. Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight. Because, well, I’ve heard rumors that he’s crazy and difficult to work with. But don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam. [sound of boos] It’ll sound like that.”
“Well, despite everything that happened this year, the show goes on. For example, I was happy to hear they’re going to do another season of House of Cards. Is Christopher Plummer available for that, too? I hope he can do a Southern accent, ’cause Kevin Spacey sure couldn’t. Oh, is that too mean? To Kevin Spacey?”
Don’t worry Harvey and Kevin, there is a chance people weren’t boo-ing. They might have been saying “ew” (likely).
Towards the end of the monologue, Seth did a bit in which he set up some jokes for people in the audience. Kevin Spacey took it hard a second time, courtesy of Billy Eichner.
Seth Meyers: Call Me by Your Name is nominated for best motion picture. It is a gay coming-of-age film.
Billy Eichner: Said Kevin Spacey, “You lost me at ‘of age’“.
And on Woody Allen, Seth had this to say while setting up a joke about The Shape of Water:
“I have to admit, when I first heard about a film where a naïve young woman falls in love with a disgusting sea monster, I thought, “Oh man, not another Woody Allen movie.”
That joke could have used a second pass through the writer’s room. Sea monster? I don’t know about that. If anything, Woody Allen looks more like the grub you’d put on the end of a hook to catch the sea monster.
Here’s some of Seth and his pregnant wife Alexi Ashe on the red carpet last night.
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