And though I'm certainly doing the happy dance inside, an impassioned speech does not a presidential candidate make. "I also know that after years of watching "The Oprah (Winfrey) Show" you always have the right to change your mind".
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men", Winfrey said.
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Although black was not the official colour of the Golden Globes, the Time's Up initiative used the historic awards show as a vehicle to promote their noble cause. The fund has more than $15 million in it. "But I don't think she's actively considering it at this time". And that she did. She called attention to the past in order to understand the future. Exactly what we said we didn't want to do. That is the power of the Oprah effect.
In receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Winfrey spoke of her humble upbringing and her childhood respect for civil rights heroes. Eighteen years later, Poitier accepted the award named for DeMille.
'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 the same award, ' Oprah said.
She drew applause by pointing out that sexual abuse isn't just an unfortunate story in the entertainment industry, but one of all women, "transcending culture, geography, race, religion, politics, and the workplace". In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Williams repeatedly turned the conversation to Burke and her work, even as Seacrest tried to turn the conversation to Williams' nomination.
The men who won awards Sunday night largely skipped the topic altogether in their acceptance speeches, perhaps feeling that their pins and tuxes were enough.
The DeMille is an award given in honor of an extraordinary career.
Laura Dern, who won Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limit Series or TV Movie for her role in "Big Little Lies", posted a picture from the TIMES UP account entitled, "Why I Wear Black Today", with the caption, "Because #timesup!"
Through the NAACP and the efforts of Rosa Parks, Taylor sought justice that was denied her but, Winfrey revealed, she died 10 days ago, shortly before her 98th birthday.
Afterward, she said: "Margaret Atwood this is for you and all the women who came before you and after you, who were fearless enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice, and to fight for equality and freedom in this world". "And every man - every man who chooses to listen". "I hope [Plummer] can do a Southern accent, because Kevin Spacey sure couldn't", he said.
More than any award handed out Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, Winfrey's moment - one greeted by a rousing, ongoing standing ovation and that left many attendees and viewers in tears - encapsulated the "Me Too" mood at an atypically powerful Golden Globes.