Meryl Streep’s incredible career was honoured at the Golden Globes on Sunday night when she was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award. But Streep also took the opportunity to speak her thoughts about the President-elect. Although the three-time Oscar winner never mentioned Donald Trump’s name, she said the most heartbreaking performance of the year came “when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter.”
I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was in real life. That instinct to humiliate when it’s modelled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same.
Streep wasn’t the only celebrity to get political at the Globes. First-time host Jimmy Fallon opened the ceremony by calling the awards show “one of the few places left where America still honours the popular vote” - a dig at Trump’s victory despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Hugh Laurie took home the Golden Globe for best performance by a supporting actor in TV for “The Night Manager”. He said: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honour. I suppose it’s made more amazing by the fact that I’ll be able to say I won this at the last-ever Golden Globes,” he said to laughs from the audience.
I don’t mean to be gloomy. It’s just that it has the words 'Hollywood,’ 'foreign’ and 'press’ in the title. I also think that to some Republicans, even the word 'association’ is slightly sketchy.