2018 Golden Globes Review: Woke, Anti-Trump Lecturing

NewsBusters | 1/13/2018 | Staff
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So many questions hung over the 75th Golden Globes telecast.

Would Hollywood dial back on its raging Trump hate? Could honorees avoid sanctimonious speeches for once? Would the industry’s bubble mentality finally break?

Nope - Nope - Nope

Nope, nope and nope.

The event played out like a #MeToo symposium, and part of that was both expected and understandable. Producer Harvey Weinstein’s epic fall from grace unleashed a torrent of similar abuse tales featuring some of the industry’s heaviest hitters.

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Louis C.K.

The night’s host, Seth Meyers, couldn’t avoid the subject. So he did as expected. He also repeatedly mocked President Trump – betraying his own promise not to do that – and turned the night into a massive Woke-a-Thon.

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What could have been a moment to recognize the heroic women who spoke up against abuse turned into yet another smug night with the Hollywood elite. They wagged their fingers, played the victim card and, of course, mocked Trump (often without saying his name … a life hack from Resistance USA).

Oh, and they gave out some awards, too, and once again the night was light on surprises. And, through it all, no one brought up the fight for freedom in Iran.

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Not. A. Syllable.

Meyers kicked off the night with a series of blistering jokes aimed directly at the industry’s sex abuse problem.

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He pounded the subject, including some rather funny barbs that were appropriate given the headlines of late. That set the tone for the evening, which alternated between honoring strong women and alluding to a certain sitting president.

Meyers’ monologue sure had its moments. And while his perma-smile may have shown his jitters his delivery proved first rate.

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Welcome to the 75th annual Golden Globes. And Happy New Year, Hollywood! It’s 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t. It’s gonna be a good year!

It didn’t take long for Meyers to target...
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