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​Oprah Winfrey Stole The Show At The Golden Globes With An Inspiring Speech

​Oprah Winfrey Stole The Show At The Golden Globes With An Inspiring Speech

Oprah Winfrey has done some pretty amazing things during her career, whether she's giving away cars to a whole studio full of people, or raising loads of money for charity. Most people would probably agree, she's a pretty good egg.

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But she may have just taken her popularity to a whole new level by delivering an amazingly powerful key-note speech at the 75th Golden Globe awards.

After being awarded the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, she talked about race, gender and the fight for equality and even discussed the forgotten story of Recy Taylor, a woman who tirelessly fought for justice after she was raped in 1944.

During the speech she said: "In 1982, Sidney [Poitier] received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award.

"It is an honour and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible."

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She continued: "I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.

"They're the women whose names we'll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they're in academia, engineering, medicine, and science.

"They're part of the world of tech and politics and business. They're our athletes in the Olympics and they're our soldiers in the military."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

She went on to name-check #MeToo - the movement that has been so prevalent in recent times in Hollywood - while wrapping things up:

"So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! 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 that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'Me too' again."

Many people on the internet were blown away by Oprah's speech, with US Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeting:

Would you bet against it?

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Topics: TV and Film, Golden Globes

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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