Oprah Winfrey Claims Lifetime Golden Globe, Calls for 'a New Day'

Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. De Mille Award speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 7 2018 in Beverly Hills California

Meryl Streep said at the Golden Globes: 'She launched a rocket tonight.

In her fiery acceptance speech, she mentioned Recy Taylor, a 24-year old mother who was raped by six white men, who were never convicted, in 1944.

"Our members felt very strongly that they wanted to send a message to not just women in this industry but all people who were experiencing sexual violence in the workplace that they are not alone", Ramirez said.

Meyers also jokingly encouraged Oprah Winfrey to run for president against Donald Trump.

When the show started, the focus stayed where it was, as host Seth Meyers made harassment the focus of most of his monologue, including a brutal and direct Harvey Weinstein joke. I've interviewed and portrayed people who've withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.

As her longtime partner Stedman Graham watched from the audience, she told the story of a black woman from Alabama named Recy Taylor, who died at the age of 97 on December 28, 2017, and her fight for justice after her rape by six white men in 1944.

"It is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice, to tyrants and victims and secrets and lies", she said. Trump has famously derided stories about him and entire news organizations as "fake news". To a room of A-listers wearing black in a show of solidarity against the sexual misconduct reckoning that has rocked their industry, Winfrey expressed gratitude for those who left their mark on her when they spoke truth to authority, even if doing so put them at odds with society. "What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful truth that we all have".

Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in 2015, shortly after announcing his presidential bid, that a 2016 ticket of Trump for president and Winfrey for vice president would be a lock for the White House.

Winfrey will next be seen in Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time", which hits theaters in March.

Oprah Winfrey arrives with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

"I want all the girls watching here, now to know that a new day is on the horizon", she said. Michelle Williams was joined, for instance, by Tarana Burke, who began using the phrase "Me Too" years ago in her advocacy for women of color who'd been sexually abused. Hollywood, liberals and ardent fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harbouring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech.

Musicians and celebs turned to social media to applaud Winfrey.

"Have you ever thought that, given the popularity you have - we haven't broken the glass ceiling yet for women - that you could actually run for president and actually be elected?" asked Rubenstein. She alternately smiled mid-morning sunshine and frowned serious detention-period lecture-time in delivering a political speech created to send an exciting jolt of electricity up the leg of every liberal in America.

"She's so important", Janney said.

Sterling K. Brown, won Best Actor in a TV Drama for his role in This is Us, and in his speech he thanked creator Dan Fogelman for going beyond "colour-blind casting" and writing a "role for a Black man that can only be played by a Black man".

Although Winfrey has deflected questions about a presidential run in the past, she has also acknowledged that President Trump's election upended assumptions about how to pursue political office.

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