Kristen Bell is the host of the 2018 SAG Awards, and the actress kicked off her opening monologue with a bit of well-placed shade.
The entire speech was filled with a few memorable moments that began with a slight dig at Melania Trump. "There has never been a host for this awards show before. It’s the first time. First person. First lady," Bell said. "And I honestly never thought that I’d grow up to be the first lady, but you know what? I kind of like it. I think my first initiative as first lady will be cyberbullying. I have yet to see any progress made on that problem quite yet."
By the way, what is happening with that anti-cyberbullying campaign? Melania spoke on the issue at the United Nations in New York City last September, but as Bell pointed out, its progress is nowhere to be found.
Bell also highlighted the current shift in Hollywood amid the ongoing sexual assault allegations, as well as the strides with Time's Up and #MeToo:
"Because it is a true privilege to experience and share the wide scope of humanity through storytelling. You know, the skating queen, the grieving mother, the ladybird, even the sea monster, everyone's story deserves to be told, especially now. We are living in a watershed moment and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let's make sure we are leading the charge with empathy and diligence, because fear and anger never win the race."
The actress wrapped up her monologue in true Bell fashion—with a fun tease about Frozen 2. "Most importantly, regardless of our differences, we can all come together and delight in one thing, Frozen 2 is coming to theaters in 2019," she said. "I'm very excited! OK! Let's get this thing started."
This year's SAG Awards is targeting similar topics as the Golden Globes, with Aziz Ansari being a no-show amid his sexual misconduct controversy and Alison Brie responding to her brother-in-law James Franco's recent allegations.
"I think that above all is—what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward," she stated. "I obviously support my family and not everything that’s been reported is fully accurate, so I think we’re waiting to get all the information."