VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Gives Empowering Speech at Golden Globes
Oprah Winfrey accepted the 2018 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award at the GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS tonight, January 7, 2018. This is an honorary award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
Oprah, who produced both the 2005 and 2015 revival of THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway, gave an empowering speech, telling women that the time to make a change is now.
"I want all the girls watching to know a NEW DAY is on the horizon," Oprah said. "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."
Watch the full speech below!
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
For 25 years, Winfrey was host of the award-winning talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show." As Chairman and CEO, she's guiding her successful cable network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, is the founder of O, The Oprah Magazine, and oversees Harpo Films.
Winfrey is a Golden Globe Award-nominated actress for her role in "The Color Purple," earned critical acclaim in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and produced and acted in the Academy Award-winning film "Selma." Winfrey starred in the Emmy-nominated HBO Films "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and will portray "Mrs. Which" in Disney's "Wrinkle in Time" film adaptation from director Ava DuVernay releasing in March 2018.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South AFRICA as they celebrate the school's seventh graduating class. Winfrey established the school in 2007 to provide education for academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Graduates of the school have continued on to higher education both in South AFRICA and at colleges and universities around the world.