Oprah Winfrey calls out sexual harassers in powerful Globes speech: 'Their time is up'
Oprah Winfrey brought the Golden Globes crowd to its feet with a powerful speech during Sunday’s ceremony, calling out sexual harassers around the world: “Their time has come.” Making a plea for a free press, Winfrey said, “I want to say I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times Which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. I’m especially proud and inspired by all the woman who felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.
This year’s Golden Globes are all about empowering women who have suffered sexual misconduct, but in his opening monologue , Seth Meyers Meyers alluded to the many men whose careers have been destroyed by revelations and accusations that they had harassed or abused Hollywood women.
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This year's Golden Globes are all about empowering women who have suffered sexual misconduct, but in his opening monologue, Seth Meyers took a moment to joke about Hollywood's terrified men.
Oprah Winfrey's Longtime Partner Stedman Graham Says She Would 'Absolutely' Run for President
Oprah Winfrey laughed when Seth Meyers used reverse psychology to encourage her to run for president in 2020 (with Tom Hanks on the ticket, no less!) during the 2018 Golden Globe Awards — but almost everyone, including longtime partner Stedman Graham, is in support of the idea. “It’s up to the people,” Graham told the Los Angeles Times. “She would absolutely do it.” Celebrities and social media users alike rallied behind the idea after Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s ceremony, an honorary award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. “It’s up to the people,” Graham told the Los Angeles Times. “She would absolutely do it.
Golden Globes : Read Seth Meyers ' Opening Monologue . "For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud." But if it's any consolation, I' m a man with absolutely no power in Hollywood . I'm not even the most
Seth Meyers killed his opening monologue , thanks to some help with his punchlines from a few famous audience members…. Seth Meyers did not hold back when it came to his opening monologue at tonight’s Golden Globes , as the recent sexual harassment allegations across Hollywood and the
Meyers alluded to the many men whose careers have been destroyed by revelations and accusations that they had harassed or abused Hollywood women.
"Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen," he said pointedly to begin the broadcast. "I'm Seth Meyers and I'll be your host tonight. It's 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't."
He added that it's been years since a white man has been this nervous in Hollywood, and said that for the male nominees in the audience, it's the first time in months "it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud."
Meyers also mentioned disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein: “Time to address the elephant not in the room: Harvey Weinstein isn’t in the room… he’ll be back in 20 years when he’s the first person booed in the in memoriam.”
He added, “They tried to get woman to host this show, they really did. They said ‘hey, how would you like to come and be judged by some of the most powerful people in Hollywood?’ And the women were like ‘hmm, well where is it?’ And they said, ‘it’s at a hotel.’ And long story short, I’m your host tonight.”
Golden Globes attendees wore black to protest sexual assault, abuse and harassment in Hollywood, and to support those who have spoken out about these issues. This comes after heavyweights like Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Louis C.K., Morgan Spurlock, and many more of have been accused of sexual misconduct.
Greta Gerwig picks up best director Oscar nomination, ending all-male streak .
After eight years of nominating all men for Best Director, the Academy has finally included a female in the category. Greta Gerwig, who helmed Lady Bird, joined Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Jordan Peele (Get Out), Paul Thomas Anderson (The Phantom Thread), and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) on the short list for an Academy Award, as announced Tuesday morning. This comes after the Golden Globes and BAFTA had an all-male field. During this month’s Golden Globes, Barbra Streisand and Natalie Portman spoke out about the lack of female nominees. Streisand, who’s the sole woman to win the best director Golden Globe, expressed disappointment that more progress hasn’t been made since she was honored in 1984, while Portman presented the directing award and commented before mentioning the names of those nominated: “And here are the all-male nominees.” The last time a woman was nominated for the best director Oscar was Kathryn Bigelow in 2010, who won the award for The Hurt Locker,making her the only female filmmaker to do so.