"Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen," Meyers addressed the crowd before throwing himself into a 15-minute long monologue in which he directly mentioned disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein with one joke in particular drawing gasps from the audience.
Meyers addressed "the elephant not in the room" by saying: 'Harvey Weinstein isn't in the room tonight. Don't worry, he'll be back in 20 years when he''ll be the first person to be booed during the In Memoriam segment."
“People in this room worked really hard to get here, but it’s clearer than ever before that women had to work even harder,” Meyers said. “I look forward to you leading us into whatever comes next. So thank you so much for letting me say that.”
Meyers also targeted Kevin Spacey and Woody Allen in a monologue that received immense applaud from the assembled guests - you can find a compilation of the best jokes here.
Viewers are praising Natalie Portman for subtly criticising the lack of female representation in the Best Director category she was presenting alongside Ron Howard.
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