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Jimmy Fallon Gets Political in Golden Globes 2017 Opening Monologue
Jimmy Fallon has plenty of hosting experience under his belt, from the Emmys to the MTV Movie Awards to The Tonight Show, of course. But this was his first time helming the Golden Globes, and he used the country's rocky political climate as his main inspiration for the all-important opening monologue.
He kept things pretty short and sweet -- after a bumpy start with some non-working Teleprompters -- but he had plenty of subtle (and not-so-subtle) jabs for President-elect Donald Trump throughout.
"This is the Golden Globes," he said in his opening line, "one of the few places left where America honors the popular vote."
He also compared Game of Thrones to modern day, saying, "People were wondering what would have happened if King Joffrey had lived. In 12 days, we'll find out." And Meryl Streep's awful opera singer from the nominated film Florence Foster Jenkins? "Even she turned down performing at Donald Trump's inauguration."
Fallon made one last shot at Trump and his tight relationship with Russia when he talked about the accuracy of the night's winners. "The ballots were tabulated tonight by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young & Putin."