Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Go Behind the Scenes at the 2018 Golden Globes

"The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off with a red carpet and opening monologue that focused nearly entirely on the growing topic of gender inequality in show business highlighted by the fall of several men in power and the growing "#MeToo" movement.

How could the 2018 Golden Globes - the first major awards since Hollywood was rocked to its core by a series of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct allegations - be business as usual?

There's a new era underway, and I can tell because it's been years since a white man has been this nervous in Hollywood.

"Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight because, well, I've heard rumors he's insane and hard to work with", Meyers said.

- "They tried to get a woman to host this show, they really did, they said, 'Hey, how would you like to be judged by some of the most powerful people in Hollywood?' And women were like, 'Hm, well where is it?' And they said, 'It's at a hotel, ' and long story short, I'm your host tonight". "But don't worry, he'll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam". "Remember when he was the one causing trouble with North Korea?" A string of three words that could not have been better created to infuriate our president. "The only name that would make him angrier would be the 'Hillary Mexico Salad Associated'". Is Christopher Plummer available for that too?

"A lot of people thought it would be more appropriate for a woman to host tonight's show, and they might be right, but if it makes you feel any better I have absolutely no power in Hollywood", Meyers said, as the camera panned to Seth Rogen in the audience.

But at the eleventh hour (well, about two hours in) Oprah Winfrey came on stage to inject some meaning and true emotion in a rousing acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award that brought down the house.

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"For all the women, non-binary and men who can not speak up or are too young to realize what happened to them, I speak for you", Peck said. He jokingly forbade Winfrey from considering the presidency. You're probably looking at this like 'man not me.' But aren't you a member of this society?

Scroll down to get a peek at all the moments you didn't see at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

And always one for a classically glamorous look, Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain, who has been outspoken throughout the #MeToo movement, proved retro waves and a vermilion pout are always a winning combination.

Meyers: "Call Me By Your Name is nominated for Best Motion Picture".

Meyers went on to congratulate Insecure creator and star Issa Rae for having "three projects in development" with HBO - to which Rae responded, "yeah. and three projects is also where they think I'm from".

"Everyone in this room worked hard to get here, but it's clearer now than ever before that the women had to work even hard".

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