He then quipped: 'Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight because I've heard rumours he's insane and hard to work with, but don't worry, he will be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person booed during the In Memoriam'.
Meyers then introduced a bit he does on his late-night show: After setting up a joke that he really shouldn't tell as a straight white man, he passes off the microphone to other comedians to land the punch line.
The Globes are airing right now on NBC.
Hosting the first awards show of 2018, Meyers had a daunting task ahead of him.
Overall, it was as successful an opening monologue as could be hoped for in an incredibly fraught broadcast; Meyers also became noticeably more comfortable alongside the audience.
Hollywood stars on Sunday donned all-black in solidarity with the anti-sexual harassment movement. At times eliciting uncomfortable groans, Meyers brought up Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Kevin Spacey, and Woody Allen. However, with the arrival of the Time's Up and #MeToo campaigns in the recent past, the new New Year looks promising, said Seth Meyers.
Host Seth Meyers took the stage and began by greeting the crowd as "Ladies and remaining gentlemen".
"I truly believe 2018 will be the era of accountability, and I can't think of a better way to kick it off", Cristina Ehrlich, stylist for big-name stars like Penelope Cruz and Brie Larson, recently told TIME. Is Christopher Plummer available for that, too?
Meyers then said Issa Rae, star and creator of Insecure, has three projects in development. But those numbers might be off since a white person did the math.
From there, the show moved on with Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson awarding Nicole Kidman with the first win of the night for best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television for her role on "Big Little Lies".
In his 10-minute plus spiel, Meyers took aim at Hollywood's powerful men and the sexual abuses many of them have been accused of. This isn't merely a fashion trend, however-it's a powerful statement against a toxic dark side of Hollywood's culture. Said one source, "There's a rumor that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is having Harvey come to apologize". When mentioning how Seth Rogen was a more important "Seth" in the room, the host added: "Remember when he was the guy making trouble with North Korea? The only name that would make him angrier would be the 'Hillary Mexico Salad Associated'".