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President Winfrey? Fans want Oprah to run following rousing Golden Globe speech

President Winfrey? Fans want Oprah to run following rousing Golden Globe speech”

"When you say her name, everyone stops and listens".

She recounted the story of "sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee" in 1964 watching Sidney Poitier win the Oscar for best actor. And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I've been seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am.

The heartfelt moment of the night came from Sterling K. Brown, who thanked This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman for writing a role that was specifically for a black man.

The actor said being up on the stage was an important moment in her career and she understands how it may inspire others. She knew that she would give a speech that everyone in that room - and watching on TV - would stop to pay attention to.

Oprah also said a new day is coming, with the help of men and women working together to put an end to sexual harassment. Golden Globe host Seth Meyers kicked off Hollywood's first major awards show of 2018 with a series of barbed jokes about the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled the entertainment industry, and the emergence of women as a powerful force in show business.

She continued: "Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of 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 we're all here tonight courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press". When that new day finally dawns, it will be because of the magnificent women and many of them are in this room tonight'.

"We couldn't have found a better partner", said Amy Sherman Palladino, the creator, of Amazon.

'I want all the girls watching to know: A new day is on the horizon.

She won her first individual Golden Globe ever in the best actress in a drama category over Jessica Chastain ("Molly's Game"), Sally Hawkins ("The Shape of Water"), Meryl Streep ("The Post") and Michelle Williams ("All the Money in the World"). Daniel plays a young man lured to an event full of ageing white people desperate to reclaim their youth (looking around) - oh, my God, Daniel, it's a trap!

The attack never went to trial and became a catalyst for the civil rights movement.

In her acceptance speech, Moss said: "Margaret Atwood, this is for you, and all of the women who came before you and after you who were courageous enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world".

She also created history by becoming the first ever black woman to receive the honor since it was first handed out in 1952.

Actress Reese Witherspoon, who presented the talk show host, actress and media mogul with her award, wrote on Twitter: "I will now officially divide time like this: 'Everything that happened before Oprah speech: Everything that will happen after'".

"I am being seen for who I am, and being appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that much more hard to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me", Brown said.

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



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