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Seth Meyers will host the Golden Globes for the first time.

Tune in after the telecast for The Hollywood Reporter and Hollywood Foreign Press Association's official aftershow, live on Twitter.

The proposed red carpet blackout has dominated headlines about the Golden Globes since it was announced late previous year.

The tone he set has stayed ever since - opening with a cutting monologue about Hollywood, often mocking numerous stars present.

Hosting the first awards show of 2018, Meyers had a daunting task ahead of him. As well as the usual glitzy gowns being replaced by all black outfits, there were some less familiar figures hitting the carpet, arm-in-arm with more recognisable faces.

The funnyman, who addressed the star-studded crowd in the awards' seasoner opener, said:'It's 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed in California and sexual harassment finally isn't, it's going to be a good year'.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" took home four Golden Globes, including "Best Motion Picture - Drama". Remember that, simpler times, ' he said.

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There were no nominations at all for female filmmakers despite huge successes in 2017 for Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird"), Patty Jenkins ("Wonder Woman"), Dee Rees ("Mudbound"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Detroit") and Sofia Coppola ("The Beguiled"). This is meant to be a show of solidarity for the #MeToo movement highlighting sexual assault within the movie industry.

Veteran actor Christopher Plummer ("The Sound of Music"), who was brought in as a last-minute replacement when Scott made a decision to expunge the disgraced Spacey from the movie, won a surprise nomination for best supporting actor. President Donald Trump also came into the line of fire. He said the reason why he was chosen to present the awards is because he is "a man with completely no power in Hollywood".

"It's about people who are voiceless, and it's about empowerment", added Spencer, who is nominated for "Shape of Water".

Plummer has turned 88 since the filming was completed.

While picking up the award for TV Movie/Limited Series Actress for Big Little Lies, an emotional Nicole Kidman said: "This character that I play represents something that is the centre of our conversation right now: abuse".

"This was the year of big little lies and get out". He's also proven himself to be more openly willing to admit when he, a straight white guy, can't speak to certain experiences the way, say, his women writers can.

The star-studded roll call of presenters this year includes "Game of Thrones" duo Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, as well as Penelope Cruz, Gal Gadot, Hugh Grant and Chris Hemsworth.

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