No One Knew How To Take Seth Meyers' Harvey Weinstein Joke

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Meyers is a pro POTUS roaster, so his latest crop of jokes - calling the Hollywood Foreign Press "a string of three words that could not have been better created to infuriate our president" - were par for the (golf) course.

"Good evening ladies and remaining gentleman", Meyers said to open the show.

However, joke participant Amy Poehler made it obvious that she didn't need any help with hers.

"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 added. "Simpler times." The room erupted at that one.

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Meyers went on to congratulate Insecure creator and star Issa Rae for having "three projects in development" with HBO - to which Rae responded, "yeah. and three projects is also where they think I'm from".

He said when he heard the premise of the fantasy-drama The Shape of Water, a movie that leads the night with seven Golden Globe nominations, "I have to admit when I first heard about a film when a naive young girl falls in love with a disgusting sea monster I thought, 'Oh man, not another Woody Allen movie'".

In one of his first bits, Meyers said for the actors nominated that night, the award announcements constituted "the first time in a three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud". Moving on to Kevin Spacey, Meyers joked that actor Christopher Plummer (who jumped in to play Spacey's part in All the Money in the World after allegations of sexual assault came to light about the actor) might be available to reshoot Spacey's scenes from House of Cards.

After Page Six exclusively reported that Hollywood was freaking out over alleged sightings of Harvey Weinstein in LA leading up to the Golden Globes - which his reps have denied - the rumors nevertheless persisted. I hope he can do a Southern accent, 'cause Kevin Spacey sure couldn't. It is a gay coming-of-age film.

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"- but those numbers might be off", Chau interrupted, "because a white person did the math". You're explaining something I already know.

Hosting the first awards show of 2018, Meyers had a daunting task ahead of him. Quoth Meyers: "The only name that could make him angrier is the Hillary Mexico Salad Association". "They said it's at a hotel, but long story short I'm your host tonight", he added, alluding to some harassment stories that involved potential actresses showing up to directors and producers rooms.

Making an oblique reference to the exploitation at the upper echelons of Hollywood, Seth Meyers explained why he was chosen to host the awards gala - he described himself as "a man with completely no power in Hollywood".

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