Golden Globes: Donald Trump Zinged Early During Show
Host Jimmy Fallon worked the joke in with a 'Game of Thrones' reference.
Well, that didn't take long.
Donald Trump was the target of jokes early on during the 74th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
Host Jimmy Fallon worked the joke in with a Game of Thrones reference.
"Game of Thrones is nominated tonight, how great is that? The show has so many plot twists and chalky moments, a lot of people have wondered what it would've been like if King Joffrey had lived. Well, in 12 days, we're gonna find out," said Fallon of the president-elect.
Joffrey is pretty much the most hated, vile character in the entire series.
Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20.
During Fallon's monologue — which saw the emcee improvising when the teleprompter malfunctioned early on — the Tonight Show host took a few swipes at the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
"This is the Golden Globes, one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote," he said to cheers from the room.
He later added about Casey Affleck's nomination, "You might remember Manchester by the Sea as being the only thing from 2016 that was more depressing than 2016" and joked that the night's ballots were being tabulated by Ernst & Young LLP "... and Putin."
Hugh Laurie also got a shot in during his acceptance speech for winning best supporting actor in a TV series when he said it likely would be the final Golden Globes. "I don't mean to be gloomy, but it does have the words 'Hollywood,' 'foreign' and 'press' in it," Laurie quipped.
Meryl Streep addressed Trump as well during her speech when she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, chiding him for multiple reasons, including allegedly making fun of a handicapped reporter while campaigning for president. "It broke my heart when I saw it," Streep said. "I still can't get it out of my head because it wasn't a movie; it was real life." She also criticized Trump for being a bully and asked the press to hold him accountable.