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Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Seth Meyers, Oprah, viewers exhausted of Trump jokes — Golden Globes winners

Seth Meyers, Oprah, viewers exhausted of Trump jokes — Golden Globes winners

Later, electrified by her speech onstage at an unusually politicised Golden Globes, celebrities in the audience and fans watching from home were so ready to vote Oprah into the White House that a hashtag quickly gained momentum: #Oprah2020.

Her best friend, Gayle King, told the outlet: "I thought that speech was incredible".

A big victor was "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", in which Frances McDormand plays a mother taunting police to solve the rape and murder of her daughter.

And when they further pressed her on whether she would run, she just joked: 'Okay'.

It's tempting to see all this attention paid to Oprah and say, "Hey, at least she'd be better than Trump".

McDormand: "Trust me, the women in this room tonight are not here for the food".

"Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen", he told the crowd.

Meyers suggested Christopher Plummer, who'd replaced Spacey as John Paul Getty in All the Money in the World, might do the same for House of Cards: "I hope he can do a Southern accent, because Kevin Spacey sure couldn't". "I value the press more than ever before", Winfrey said, after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced $1 million contributions to two journalism organizations.

The evening's anticipated centerpiece, Oprah Winfrey's acceptance speech for the Cecile B. DeMille Award, did not disappoint.

On almost every lapel and jacket cuff there was a button honouring the #TimesUp movement, founded by women in Hollywood to tackle workplace sexual harassment and provide legal aid to poor and immigrant women facing harassment in less glamorous and visible industries. They are domestic workers and farm workers. "May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new North Star".

Other winners continued the theme. "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. "We are the stories in print and we are writing the stories ourselves". And though the Globes have little correlation with the Oscars, a handful of movies came away with big wins.

In addition, Aziz Ansari of "Master of None" was the first Asian actor to win for best actor in a TV comedy. Meryl Streep also issued an endorsement, telling The Washington Post: "She launched a rocket tonight".

The Globes have a reputation, deserved or not, for being the fun! awards show - the unrestricted schmooziness!

A year after politics dominated the conversation and tone of the Golden Globes, there was barely a mention of such things at Sunday's ceremony. Kirk Douglas, 101, appearing with his daughter-in-law, Catherin Zeta-Jones, received a warm standing ovation.

It all got brought back up again, at first, because of a joke. This is the idea that if you wish really hard for something - say, washboard abs or a new Birkin bag - it will, through the magical power created by your thoughts, find its way to you. Allison Janney won for playing Tonya Harding's mother in I, Tonya. It named the show best comedy series and its star, Rachel Brosnahan, the best comedy actress. Pixar co-founder John Lasseter is taking a "six-month sabbatical" after acknowledging "missteps" in his workplace behaviour. It gave a vision on how to move forward.

Part of the mission of anti-sexual harassment group Time's Up, which led the night's all-black fashion movement, has been to raise awareness of sexual harassment occurring outside of Hollywood.

She continued: "I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on". Many attendees answered the call to wear black and wore pins that read "Time's Up!"

And there were plenty of men honored, of course: Sterling K. Brown won for This Is Us. As a young Black woman in Alabama in 1944, she suffered a horrific, hate-motivated sexual assault that was never solved. "I'm being seen for who I am".

Usually, red carpet interviews focus on the provenance of designer gowns and jewelry.

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