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Golden Globes 2017: Who's afraid of Donald Trump? Meryl Streep delivers a powerful, political speech

Los Angeles: The 74th Golden Globe Awards Sunday began with a celebration of "La La Land" --- and a series of winners representing Hollywood's diverse talent.

Host Jimmy Fallon enlisted some famous friends and nominees including Nicole Kidman, John Travolta and Amy Adams to recreate the critically acclaimed musical's opening scene in a taped segment.

However, the highlight of the event was Meryl Streep, who was honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, and her speech that captivated the audience.

Streep's "Doubt" costar, Viola Davis, presented the award and praised the actress. "You make me proud to be an artist," Davis said. "You make me feel that what I have in me, my body, my face, my age, is enough."

Streep got political in her speech, highlighting the diversity of the various actors there from around the world.

"So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out, you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts," she said.

Streep reminded those present that "all of us in this room belong to the most vilified segments of America right now: Hollywood, foreigners, press."

Without mentioning his name, the actress criticized President-elect Donald Trump for his behavior on the campaign trail -- and called on the press to hold him accountable.

"We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage," she said. "We're going to need them going forward, and they're going to need us to safeguard the truth."