Powerful speeches about Hollywood’s sexual abuse scandal have dominated the 75th Golden Globe Awards. It was the first major Hollywood awards ceremony since the film industry was hit by sexual harassment scandals, with stars wearing black to honour victims. Oprah Winfrey summed up the mood, saying “a new day is on the horizon” as she collected an honorary award.
The big film winner of the night was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which took home four awards. The host of the evening, Seth Meyers, confronted the elephant in the room from the outset of his monologue starting with: “Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen,” he told the gathered stars of film and TV, before saying: “It’s 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t. “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.” Meyers also jokingly encouraged Oprah Winfrey to run for president against Donald Trump.