Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Sparks Rumors of Presidential Run

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Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Sparks Rumors of Presidential Run

And though I'm certainly doing the happy dance inside, an impassioned speech does not a presidential candidate make.

"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", she said. It's so insidious we are often blind to our participation. Winfrey was accepting a lifetime achievement award.

Her Golden Globes speech is being compared to a stump speech, but I prefer to see it as a call to arms.

Many actors and actresses also participated in a sartorial show of force at the awards ceremony, opting to wear black in support of "Time's Up", and as form of silent protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond.

"Let me tell you this room is still vibrating like electricity from that speech", Ava DuVernay tweeted.

At the heart of Winfrey's lovely speech was a call for unity. Kirk Douglas, 101, appearing with his daughter-in-law, Catherin Zeta-Jones, received a warm standing ovation.

Monica Ramirez, who fights sexual harassment and abuse in the agricultural industry, attended on behalf of the 700,000 farmworker women in the US. That truth calls us to acknowledge we are all one: We breathe the same air and in the end we will all be dust.

Millions, I know, have similar affection for her. Eighteen years later, Poitier accepted the award named for DeMille. "It's not lost on me that there are little girls watching me right now as I become the first Black woman to win this award."As the Oprah speech continued, she switched towards the problem that Hollywood and the world face with sexual harassment and assault". It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics or workplace.

A tide against sexual misbehaviour is sweeping through Hollywood, whipped up by allegations of sexual misconduct by folk such as film producer Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey, and Sunday's event reflected the new clamour for change, with many wearing black. The NAACP took the case at the urging of Rosa Parks, but the men were never brought to justice.

Following Winfrey's speech, several viewers took to social media to suggest that she should run for office, with many using the hashtag #Oprah2020.

The DeMille is an award given in honor of an extraordinary career. Without pretentiousness, she recognized what seeing her occupy that same rare air meant to younger women determined to take their shot in a world that long has stacked the deck against them.

At least one emphasised that she had made no firm decision on whether or not to run. "And every man - every man who chooses to listen". "I think there was a collective feeling that it wouldn't be business as usual".

Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night has given rise to rumblings that the entertainment and lifestyle mogul could launch a presidential bid. We need a hundred Emma Watsons. We are all overcoming. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print.

"Now we just wait and see", Meyers said.

"What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have."
"I'm especially proud and inspired by all the woman who felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories".

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.

With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a colour-co-ordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era.

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