Meryl Streep is “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” and a “Hillary [Clinton] flunky”, said United States President-elect Donald Trump after the actor called him out at the Golden Globe Awards for mimicking a disabled reporter during his campaign. “For the 100th time, I never ‘mocked’ a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him ‘groveling’ when he totally changed a 16-year-old story that he had written in order to make me look bad,” he said in a series of tweets. “Just more very dishonest media!”
At the Golden Globes, Streep was honoured with the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the film industry. In her acceptance speech, she said: “This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.” The actor, however, did not mention the US president-elect by name.
La La Land won the top awards at the 74th Golden Globes on Sunday night. The film bagged the Best Motion Picture award in the Musical or Comedy category, while Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone won the best actor and actress awards in the same category.