Jimmy Fallon was never going to do it. So at the 2017 Golden Globes, it was up to Meryl Streep. Accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award from Doubt co-star Viola Davis, Streep did not hesitate to make her thoughts about Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated as president in less than two weeks, crystal clear. She began by asking the crowd to forgive her, because she had lost her voice. “And I have lost my mind sometime earlier this year,” Streep added. Picking up where Hugh Laurie left off in his acceptance speech by saying that she and her fellow artists in the room “belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now,” exemplified by the group that hands out the Golden Globes: the Hollywood Foreign Press. “Think about it,” Streep continued. “Hollywood, foreigners, and the press. But who are we? And, you know, what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places.” She listed off the far-flung places that various performers in the audience come from, including Natalie Portman from Israel and Dev Patel, “born in Kenya, raised in London” who “is here for playing an Indian raised in Tasmania.” “Hollywood… Read full this story
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