At the start of the Golden Globes, host Seth Meyers playfully encouraged Winfrey to run for president against Trump, who made history by winning despite never holding a previous political or military position.
Missed the ceremony? Fear not, as we have summed all the major talking points below, ranging from Natalie Portman’s quick dig at the all-male director nominees to Oprah’s magnificent speech.
Videos and transcripts of the speech were widely shared on social media on Monday morning.
She continued: “I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association”.
Elisabeth Moss touched on some of the same ideas in her acceptance speech for Best Actress in a TV Drama for portraying June in A Handmaid’s Tale. “I trust her not to engage in daily Twitter screeds and insults; I trust that she will take the job seriously”.
“I’ve adored you since I was, like, eight!” she said.
Host Seth Meyers opened the night by diving straight into material about the sex scandals.
“Oprah”, Meyers said, looking out at her in the audience, “in 2011, I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents Dinner – jokes about how he was unqualified to be president – and some have said that night convinced him to run”. “That woman has provided such a service to this country with her show and she was sort of this connective tissue between the people of America and what was going on in the world and what they need to focus on and open their minds to things”. “The Handmaid’s Tale” later added the award for best TV series, drama.
This was as a result of discriminatory legislation, collectively known as the “Jim Crow” laws, which segregated black people and white people in public spaces and strengthened discriminatory attitudes.
Contrast that with Winfrey’s powerful call to arms, and it’s the men of Hollywood have more work to do.
If the speculation is wishful thinking, Winfrey’s fame and wealth, extraordinary personal story overcoming poverty, teenage rape and pregnancy to build a $2.6 billion fortune and Oscar-nominated acting career, would stack up nicely in her favor.
Greta Gerwig, whose directorial debut Lady Bird was named best musical or comedy film, could be seen being hugged by her film’s star, Saoirse Ronan, as Streisand made her comments.
After an introduction by Reese Witherspoon, the actor and philanthropist took to the stage to address racial injustice and sexual abuse on an evening in which women wore black to show support for the #MeToo movement.
Notably left empty-handed were Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk”, Jordan Peele’s horror sensation “Get Out” and Steven Spielberg’s “The Post”, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era fantasy “The Shape of Water” won for its score and del Toro’s directing. The emotional Mexican-born filmmaker wiped back tears and managed to quiet the music that urged him off. They talked about the importance of standards for the representation of women of color particularly – and they did it using the word “intersectionality”. I think that wearing black in solidarity is one step. Taylor died late past year at the age of 97. You can’t criticise Trump for having no relevant experience or evident understanding of public policy, then say that the solution for Democrats is just to throw up their hands and find their own celebrity to promote.
Debra Messing challenged E! over gender pay gap… while being interviewed on E! Aside from a bad joke delivered by Downsizing actress Hong Chau that tried to poke fun at the stereotype of Asian-Americans being good at math, most of it worked.