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Globes opener takes on sex claims, Trump

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January 08, 2018

Host Seth Meyers opens the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Golden Globes host Seth Meyers has pulled no punches tackling sexual harassment in Hollywood during his opening monologue.

Meyers' opening line set the tone, in which he said, "Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen."

He did not let up from there, reminding the male nominees in the room, "This is the first time in three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud."

Meyers said the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - which chooses the winners for the Golden Globes - begins with three words that seemed designed to infuriate the Donald Trump. He said the only way it could be worse if the organisation was called the Hillary Mexico Salad Association.

He also took several swipes at Harvey Weinstein, referring to the embattled producer as "the elephant not in the room" and saying that Weinstein will "be back in 20 years when he's the first person booed in the In Memoriam."

As he closed out his opening remarks, Meyers congratulated all the female nominees in the room, specifically praising them for leading the charge to combat sexual harassment and misconduct in the industry. "I look forward to you leading us into whatever comes next," he said.

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