Best Seth Meyers Jokes in the 2018 Golden Globes Monologue

"Good evening ladies and remaining gentleman," was Seth Meyers Golden Globes opening salvo on Sunday night. It was a good one, though the rest of the opening monologe was a mixed bag, with a particularly awkward bit with Amy Poehler.

The late-night comedian did not shy away from pushing the envelope, though, particularly when it came to the topic dominating Hollywood: sexual misconduct and gender discrimination. Meyers also made a few jokes at the expense of President Donald Trump, despite previously claiming he wouldn't. Here are a few that made us laugh:

1. On other hosts

"There's a new era under way and I can tell because it's been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood. By the way, a special hello to hosts of other upcoming award shows who are watching me tonight like the first dog they shot into outer space."

2. A thinly veiled Trump joke

[Gesturing to Seth Rogen] "Hey remember when he was the guy making trouble with North Korea? Remember that? Simpler times."

3. Yet another Trump joke

"We're all here tonight courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press. A string of three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president. Hollywood. Foreign. Press. The only name that would make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association."

4. The Harvey Weinstein joke

"I think it's time to talk about the elephant not in the room: Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight. Because, well, I've heard rumors that he's crazy and difficult to work with. But don't worry he'll be back in 20 years when he's the first person ever booed at the in memoriam. [crowd reacts] It'll sound like that."

5. On Kevin Spacey

"Well despite everything that happened this year, the show goes on. For example I was happy to hear they're going to do another season of House of Cards. Is Christopher Plummer available to do that too? I hope he can do a Southern accent... cuz Kevin Spacey sure couldn't. [Crowd reacts with an ohhh] Oh, was that too mean? To Kevin Spacey?"

6. On Woody Allen

"The Shape of Water received the most nominations of film this year. Just an incredibly beautiful film. But I have to admit when I first heard about a film where a naive young woman falls in love with a disgusting sea monster, I thought, "Aw, man... not another Woody Allen movie. Manhattan in water?"

7. And Jeremy Paramount

"I know if your watching at home and you see everyone in their tuxedos and gowns this looks like a room of privileged Hollywood elite. And that's fair. But everyone in this room knows Hollywood is so much more than that. When you're on a film set you meet hair dressers and camera people and script supervisors. Most of the jobs on film sets are people who work long, hard hours. They are American dream jobs. Those people aren't there thanks to their rich dad. [Pause] Except for that one P.A. [production assistant]. Every movie set has a least one super-connected P.A., who was always late. And you ask what the hell his deal is and someone was like, 'Oh that's Jeremy Paramount. Give Jeremy his space.'"

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