As people across the country tune into the Golden Globes this evening, it is in part due to the expectation of some level of political commentary in the acceptance speeches of some bold celebrities.
Hugh Laurie delivered that and more with his acceptance speech for Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, for The Night Watch. Laurie provided a profoundly witty and ruthless jab at both Donald Trump himself, and all Republicans during this speech that really can’t be missed.
He began in a very expected fashion with a “thank you first to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honor…” and then it got interesting. He continued:
‘I suppose it’s made more amazing by the fact that I’ll be able to say I won at the last ever Golden Globes…I don’t mean to be gloomy, it’s just that it has the words Hollywood, Foreign and Press in the title.’
Wow! Without ever so much as mentioning who he was referring to, Laurie managed to get everyone in the room and all of the viewers at home to understand immediately. His wit was absolutely on-point in calling out President-elect Donald Trump, mocking him for his issues with Hollywood, anything foreign (except Russia) and his constant assertion that the media is “dishonest.”
He is almost certainly correct in his assertion that Trump would find fault with that title. He also managed to imply that Trump is so unstable that he might cancel the Golden Globes over it.
He then took on the entire Republican party by, by claiming:
‘…To some Republicans, even the word association is slightly sketchy.’
In an absolutely brilliant ending, Hugh Laurie accepted the award he held in his hands:
‘On behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere..’
If only every celebrity on that stage tonight had the guts and perception to call out Donald Trump in such a way.
WATCH: Hugh Laurie’s acceptance speech here:
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