The British TV star attended the glitzy ceremony in Los Angeles with his wife Julia, but James was drunkenly and regrettably spotted kissing US President Donald Trump’s former Press Secretary backstage at the bash.
Addressing the incident on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Monday (18.09.17), James explained: “The big winners last night were Donald Glover, Hulu and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Spicer won best actor in a comedy for his role in Donald Trump’s administration.
“I’m kidding, of course. But Sean Spicer actually did make a cameo at last night’s ceremony.
“According to some reports, at the after-party, Spicer was the most popular guy in the room. And I just want to say, I think people are forgetting that this man lied to the American people, and should not be embraced.”
At that point, a photograph of James landing a kiss on Spicer’s cheek appeared on the screen.
The 39-year-old star quipped: “These Hollywood phonies kissing up to Sean Spicer are disgusting. I mean, who did this? Who are we talking about here?
“Yeah. I know you think that is a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer. But in the spirit of Sean Spicer – no, it isn’t.
“Anyone ever have that feeling when you get a little drunk and then wake up the next morning and think ‘Oh God, who did I kiss last night?’ It’s a bit like that.”
James then seemed to adopt a much more serious tone, adding: “Understandably, some people have been disappointed by this photo. In
truth, I’m disappointed by it as well.
“I am. I have been reading a lot of harsh comments on Twitter today, and I hear you loud and clear, truly, I do.”