Hugh Laurie rails against Trump at Golden Globes

English actor Hugh Laurie railed against President-elect Trump at the Golden Globes, accepting an award for his supporting role in “Night Manager” on behalf of “psychopathic billionaires everywhere.”

“Thank you first of all to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honor,” he said Sunday night. “I suppose it’s made more amazing by the fact that I’ll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes.”

Laurie said he didn’t mean to be “gloomy.”

“It’s just that it has the words ‘Hollywood,’ ‘Foreign’ and ‘Press’ in the title. I also think that to some Republicans, even the word ‘Association’ is slightly sketchy,” he said.

Meryl Streep in Golden Globes speech begs the press: Hold Trump accountable

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Award-winning actress Meryl Streep begged the press to hold President-elect Trump accountable in an impassioned speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night.

Accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award honoring her body of work, Streep used the stage to defend Hollywood and implore her peers to use their influence help keep the new White House in check.

“We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage,” Streep said. “That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our Constitution. So I only ask the famously well-heeled Hollywood foreign press and all of us in our community to join me in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists.

By Daniel Chaitin

01/08/17 10:38 PM

This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner


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