Golden Globes 2018 Queen Oprah Winfrey Delivers Impassioned Speech Promising Change
The actress, and all around queen, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the show on Sunday, January 7 and gave an incredible speech that earned multiple standing ovations.
In the most powerful moment in probably Golden Globes history, Oprah promised women everywhere that a "new day is on the horizon."
The 63-year-old also became the first black woman to win the award.
“It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first Black woman to be given the same award,” she said.
“It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them.”
In her speech, Winfrey highlighted the story of Recy Taylor, a black woman whose 1944 rape by six men did not lead to any convictions.
"She lived — as we all have lived — in a culture broken by brutally powerful men," Winfrey said.
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up."
The business mogul also gave support to the women and men who have faced sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace.
“I want all the girls watching to know a new day is on the horizon,” she said.
“And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure they are the leaders to take us to the time where nobody has to say ‘me too’ again.”
She continued, “This year, we became the story. But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry, it’s one that transcends any culture, or workplace.”
She also acknowledged the need for truth in this extremely sensitive climate.
"I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have, and I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories."
Needless to say, social media was living for her speech and wanted her to run for President in 2020.
#Oprah can straight up make this her first speech announcing that she's running for President in 2020.Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 8, 2018
“#Oprah can straight up make this her first speech announcing that she's running for President in 2020,” one user wrote.
“‘For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to power men hold. But their TIME IS UP!’ — #Oprah #TimesUp #MeToo #GoldenGlobes,” another person wrote.
“The only thing @Oprah’s speech was missing: ‘... and I announce my candidacy!’ WOW! #Oprah #GoldenGlobes #Oprah2020,” somebody else shared.
Director Ava Duvernay said, “Let me tell you this room is still vibrating like electricity from that speech. #OPRAH #micdrop #TimesUp #MeToo #GoldenGlobes.”
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