Late night comedian Seth Meyers will be hosting the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, and he is already poised to sink the show’s ratings by promising ahead of time to make the show political.
In an interview with People, Meyers pledged to inject his brand of political humor into the Golden Globes opening monologue. Though Meyers leans hard left, he did indicate that the humor will focus on the #MeToo phenomenon sweeping across Hollywood following the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
“With the monologue, as far as talking about anything in the news right now, it seems like this year more than ever Hollywood has its own internal politics that obviously deserve to be talked about,” he says. “Going into it our focus is far more on the worlds that make these films and less on anything that’s happening in Washington.”
In no way does that mean he will refrain from anti-Trump bashing.
“He holds the keys to us not talking about him, which would to be to just behave differently,” Meyers said of Trump. “But while he continues on this path, we’ll continue on ours.”
In 2011, Seth Meyers hosted the White House Correspondents’s Association dinner, where he roasted Trump’s trolling of Obama on his birth certificate. But he also mocked Huffington Post, MSNBC, and Fox News with equal measure, although he left then-president Barack Obama mostly untouched.
Last year, the Globes became nothing more than an anti-Trump bashfest following his defeat of Hillary Clinton, with virtually every celebrity using their time on stage to take a shot at the president. The evening reached its apex during Meryl Streep’s lifetime achievement acceptance speech.
Along with anti-Trump speeches, expect to see a lot of black dresses at this year’s Golden Globes, where actresses will be donning all black in support of the #MeToo movement.
According to E! News, “more than thirty female actresses who are attending and or presenting at the 2018 Golden Globes have vowed to wear all black to this year’s ceremony.”