Oprah Winfrey honored at Golden Globes, speech pays homage to Recy Taylor

Oprah Winfrey honored at Golden Globes, speech pays homage to Recy Taylor

"I want 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", she said during her acceptance speech. The boost comes amid rising speculation that Winfrey could have aspirations for a USA presidential run, despite her denial during a backstage interview.

They warned her that if she said anything about it they would kill her.

The 75th Golden Globe awards delivered a powerful message about and from women, addressing sexual harassment and gender inequity.

Hollywood's loathing of Trump and bafflement that a crass-talking reality star with no previous government experience could win the presidency have fueled talk of well, why not another television star, only one with the "right" politics?

Holding court in the VIP row of tables up front, Winfrey sat with Gayle King and Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay, their seats turned toward the stage, where word of the internet campaign reached her.

Golden Globes host Seth Meyers had joked during his opening monologue that when he called Donald Trump "unqualified" to be president during the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011, his jab may have convinced the mogul to run.

Her role at CBS News would conflict with any serious exploration of a presidential run.

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A big victor was "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", in which Frances McDormand plays a mother taunting police to solve the rape and murder of her daughter.

That idea only gained more traction when her longtime partner Stedman Graham told the Los Angeles Times early Monday that "she would absolutely do it".

"It is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice, to tyrants and victims and secrets and lies", she said.

The Washington Post quoted Meryl Streep saying that Winfrey "launched a rocket" with the speech. I just thought, oh, oh", she said in a December 2016 conversation with on Bloomberg's "The David Rubenstein Show: "Peer-to-Peer Conversations". "But now she doesn't have a choice". (Guillermo del Toro won for "The Shape of Water.") Barbra Streisand also took a jab at the Globes, noting that she'd been the only woman to have won best director - in 1984. Some didn't understand the implication of the all-capped "OUR" in the tweet, questioning if the network wanted Winfrey to be president of NBC Universal.

An hour later he qualified his statement, tweeting, "I don't know if Oprah would be a good President, but she would definitely be a better President than Trump".

"That's what I thought", Winfrey said.

But would she challenge Trump?

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"Oprah cometh", tweeted actress Amber Tamblyn, while musician Pharrell Williams called her the greatest of all time.

Winfrey never mentioned President Trump in her speech, but alluded to him when she noted the "press is under siege these days". But her fans demonstrated a lot of wishful thinking on Twitter and Facebook after her speech.

"I do believe, and I hope, we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them".

While the film categories may have been lacking diversity, the TV categories shone as Aziz Ansari became the first man of Asian descent to win for Best Actor in a TV comedy with Master of None, Sterling K. Brown the first black man to win for Best Actor in a TV drama with This Is Us, and Oprah the first black woman to take home the Cecile B. DeMille.

Winfrey's passionate speech when accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and becoming the first black woman to do so, put even more celebrities in her corner.

"So I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon", she said.

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