Hollywood unleashed its contempt for Donald Trump Sunday night as the Golden Globes turned into a roast of the President-elect.
From New York Post
Host Jimmy Fallon kicked off the awards show — the first major red-carpet style event since last November’s election — with a wisecrack-filled monologue aimed at the billionaire before award winners, including Hugh Laurie and Meryl Streep, got their shots in.
Fallon, the “Tonight Show” host, went so far as to compare Trump to psychotic “Game of Thrones” villain King Joffrey.
“What would it be like if King Joffrey had lived?” Fallon said. “Well, in 12 days, we’re going to find out.”
Mocking the difficulty Trump has had scheduling stars for his inauguration, Fallon referenced Streep’s role as the world’s worst opera singer in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”
“Even she turned down performing at Trump’s inauguration,” he cracked.
Fallon then closed out the monologue by saying, “Of course, as always, the ballots for the Golden Globes were carefully tabulated by the accounting firm of ‘Ernst and Young and Putin.’”
Streep, a big supporter of Hillary Clinton, went on a long, impassioned rant against Trump after getting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
She claimed TV and movie stars belong to “the most vilified segments in American society” — and that many of the biggest names in show business come from other countries.
“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed-martial-arts, which are not the arts,” Streep said.
She then recalled Trump’s apparent mockery of a disabled journalist named Serge Kovaleski, which became a major source of contention during last year’s election.
“The person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back,” Streep said. “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie, it was real life. And this instinct to humiliate when its modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.
“Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence,” she continued. “When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
Streep’s words — which were capped with an emotional tribute to “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher — prompted applause and some emotional tears from the audience.
Actor Chris Pine even thanked the actress for her speech once the Globes returned from a commercial break, saying he thought it was “the best message of the night.”
Laurie — the former “House” star who won for best actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or TV movie for his role in BBC’s “The Night Manager” — chose a more mocking tone.
“I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere,” he said, in reference to both Trump and his character on the show.
“Thank you, first of all, to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honor, I suppose made more amazing by the fact that I’ll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes,” Laurie deadpanned. “I don’t mean to be gloomy, it’s just, it has the words Hollywood, Foreign and Press in the title…I also think, to some Republicans, even the word association is slightly sketchy…But thank you to them.”
In an interview with The New York Times early Monday, Trump blasted back at the performers, calling Streep a “Hillary Lover,” and saying he was “not surprised” to be criticized by “liberal movie people.”
Even before the show, stars started teeing off on Trump, with Ryan Seacrest taking a dig at him and “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush during his E! coverage of the red-carpet arrivals.
While speaking with “This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia about their shared love of salad, Seacrest referenced the infamous 2005 video of Trump talking to Bush about grabbing women by the “p—y.”
“This is Milo and Ryan locker-room talk,” Seacrest said.
Issa Rae, star of the HBO series “Insecure,” also got some jabs in on Trump while walking the red-carpet earlier in the evening.
“Every single time I see a tweet from that man, every single time I see some of the staff, the administration that he’s bringing in, it gets worse and worse, and the scariest part to me is how normal it’s becoming to some people,” she said.
In between the politics, awards were handed out to some of the top movies and TV shows.
Some of the night’s big winners were “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” — which won for best limited series or motion picture for TV and best actress for a limited series or motion picture for TV, which went to Sarah Paulson.
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