With Hollywood purging itself over claims of sexual harassment and assault, it’s still unclear how the environment will spill over into awards ceremonies like the Oscars and Golden Globes. But Late Night‘s Seth Meyers, who’s hosting the Globes shindig in January, teases in the latest promo, “We’ve got a lot to talk about.”
The topic seems unavoidable. Since allegations of both harassment and assault came out against Harvey Weinstein (who has denied claims of nonconsensual sex), multiple other figures in the industry have been accused of similar behavior. Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, and directors James Toback, Brett Ratner, and Bryan Singer are just some of them.
Many actresses attending the Globes will be wearing black in protest of this hostile climate. Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, Margot Robbie, and Frances McDormand are some of the actors who’ve been nominated for awards.
Another promo for the Globes declares the ceremony will be “live and unpredictable,” which points to the unique nature of the HFPA-organized event.
Meyers will navigate tricky waters as host. James Corden tried skewering the Weinstein situation when he hosted the amfAR Gala in Los Angeles back in October and he received flack for his jokes. “It’s a beautiful night here in L.A. It’s so beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage,” Corden joked. Given the audience’s audible response, he added, “I don’t know whether that groan was that you like that joke or you don’t like that joke. If you don’t like that joke, you should probably leave now.”
Corden later apologized. “To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter,” he tweeted.
All eyes will now be on Meyers when the Golden Globes airs on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.