"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.
Numerous stars - including the likes of Meryl Streep, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman - donned black as an expression of female empowerment and to declare that "time's up" on sexual harassment.
A frequent Trump critic on his late-night show, Meyers jested about what he said would be the commander in chief's disdain for the group that doles out the Golden Globes.
In his first time hosting the prestigious awards, talk show star Meyers didn't shy away from finding humour in the scandal during his opening monologue. He opens by greeting ladies and "remaining gentleman", an obvious nod to the anti sexual harassment movement sweeping the Globes. "It's gonna be a good year".
"If it's any consolation, I'm a man with absolutely no power in Hollywood".
"Across film and TV, there's also the opportunity to reward roles for women that are strong, powerful and compelling beyond simply their relationships to men", Variety's Birnbaum told AFP.
As Meyers himself acknowledged, this was a year that might have been better served by having a woman host. Just an incredibly handsome film, but I have to admit, when I first heard about a film where a naïve young woman falls in love with a disgusting sea monster, I thought, 'Oh man, not another Woody Allen movie'.
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'. "For example, I was happy to hear they were going to do another season of 'House of Cards.' Is Christopher Plummer available for that too? I'm not even the most powerful Seth in the room tonight", he said, pointing to Seth Rogen.
"The Shape of Water received the most nominations of film this year. Remember that? Simpler times".
"It's an incredible opportunity to get to go with a friend, an activist, someone who can have our voices together because we've been separated for so long. and how much louder and stronger our voices can be when we come together", Portman said.