Oprah Winfrey inspired two things at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night:
- An entire nation.
- Talk that she will run for President in 2020.
The latter point may be mere conjecture and a complete fantasy.
But the former is simply a fact.
The 63-year-old icon and received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last night's ceremony, an honorary award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
It's safe to say Oprah has made a lot of those, isn't it?
She accepted the trophy on a night whose major focus was on the #MeToo Movement and the topic of sexual misconduct in Hollywood.
“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 [this] award,” Winfrey said early on, adding:
“It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them.”
The crowd gave her the first of many rousing ovations after these words.
At one point, Oprah referenced Recy Taylor, an African-American woman who never received justice after being abducted and gang-raped by six white men in Alabama.
She died 10 days ago.
“I want all the girls watching to know a new day is on the horizon,” she continued.
“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.”
Emphasizing the theme of female empowerment, Winfrey also said:
“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...
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men — but their time is up. Their time is up!"
Cue the standing ovation after this line.
And then cue chatter over Oprah running for President in two years.
We aren't about to speculate on that.
But we will encourage you to watch her speech below. It's incredible...