Hugh Laurie gave a hilarious and quintessentially British acceptance speech at last night’s Golden Globes – and was one of the many who took the opportunity to address the forthcoming president while on the stage.
As the actor was presented with the award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series – for his role in The Night Manager – he joked that it meant he’d “won at the last ever Golden Globes”.
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honour, made even more amazing by the fact I can say I won this at the last ever Golden Globe Awards,” he said.
“I don’t meant to be gloomy, it’s just that it has the words Hollywood, Foreign, and Press in the title; I just don’t know what… I think to some Republicans even the word association is slightly sketchy.”
His speech was well-received by the crowd who laughed and cheered at his cutting political comments.
Meryl Streep also got political during her acceptance speech for her lifetime achievement award, attacking Trump without outrightly naming the President-elect.
Meanwhile, it was a big night for the Brits as Tom Hiddleston won Best Actor for The Night Manager, and co-star Olivia Colman picked up Best Supporting Actress. Claire Foy won Best Actress for her role as the Queen in Netflix’s The Crown, which also won Best Drama Series.