The Golden Globes awards ceremony was pretty exciting this year, but it’s safe to say that president-elect Donald Trump didn’t fare so well. At a time when most celebs are content to shed a few crocodile tears, thank their friends and family for support, and then toddle back to the bar for another flute of free Champagne – things don’t normally get too political.
Not this year though. Last night every superstar and celebrity seemed to be determined to give the Republican candidate a verbal dressing-down, using the stage and the audience as a suitable platform to criticise some of Trump’s more controversial policies and soundbites. Time to grab the popcorn I say.
Trump seemed to be an acceptable target of mockery in Jimmy Fallon’s opening monologue, and Oscar-award-winning actress Meryl Streep tore into him, lambasting him for his impersonation of disabled New York Times journalist Serge F. Kovaleski.
However, it was British actor Hugh Laurie’s denouncement of Trump which really stole the show, and to be honest I’m hardly surprised. After all, when the famously caustic Dr. Gregory House has decided to take a stand and throw shade your way, that’s when you know things are about to get messy.
To check out Laurie’s brutal condemnation, shoot over to page two. English actor Hugh Laurie has officially won this year’s Golden Globes after he pilloried president-elect Donald Trump with a few witty put-downs in his award acceptance speech. Laurie was named as Best Supporting Actor in a TV series, miniseries or TV film for his performance in BBC One’s The Night Manager, an adaptation of the novel by British spy author John La Carré.
The best friend of Stephen Fry quipped that the 2017 ceremony could be the last ever Golden Globes, because the awards have the words “Hollywood foreign and press in the title” – three things that Laurie obviously thinks Trump has some animosity towards.
He continued: “I think to some Republicans even the word ‘association’ is slightly sketchy. But thank you to them and thank you also to the many, many people who also gave me this wonderful, extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Laurie’s co-stars Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman also walked away with trophies at the event, which was held at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
The six episode miniseries was broadcast on range of different channels worldwide, and has received significant critical acclaim and already won two Emmys. We’ve had plenty of memorable incidents at this year’s golden globes, but thus far none of them have been quite so memorable as Amy Schumer’s critic’s choice acceptance speech.