Hollywood stumping for Winfrey

Hollywood stumping for Winfrey

Network's Giuliana Rancic, Messing stated, "We want diversity, we want intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay". One of the people said conversations on the topic date back several months, according to CNN. But the moment of the night came when Oprah received the Cecil B. DeMille award.

Many thought that because she chose to include men in her speech, it shifted from being about feminism into a more politically charged direction.

Media magnate Oprah Winfrey is "intrigued" by the idea of running for the US presidency in 2020. She was the first black woman in the history of the Golden Globes to be honored with the award.

Oprah Winfrey's best friend, Gayle King, is downplaying any suggestion that Winfrey might run for president. Both McGowan and Argento admitted that their invitations to the high profile awards show might have gotten lost.

The inspirational speech centered on women, and was a call-to-arms for the continued fight against men who abuse their power.


During her speech, she recalled being inspired as a child by previous Cecil B DeMille award victor Sidney Poitier, the first black actor to win a best actor Oscar. Sidney was the first black man to be given the award, and she remembered how she felt watching him walk across the stage and stand at that podium. She paid tribute to the press and the importance of press freedom as it faced new pressures from the President. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place due to their status.

The talk show host recalled the case of Recy Taylor, who as a young woman in 1944 was abducted and raped by six white men and whose case was taken up by Rosa Parks, the American civil rights campaigner who became a standard bearer for the fight against the country's racist laws by refusing to give up her seat on a bus. She expressed, "I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times... speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace".

Lady Gaga and Alyssa Milano were some of the many women who publicly shared their grievances with sexual harassment within the industry by tweeting #MeToo.

The reactions on social media nearly as powerful as Oprah's speech. For me, it's the most powerful color and it means love and all that at the same time. "We have since removed the tweet", they said in a statement.

Don't get your hopes up too much about an Oprah 2020 ticket anytime soon: She told The Hollywood Reporter in June that she'd "never run for political office".

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