Watch Oprah's inspirational speech during Golden Globes (and read the full transcript)

Watch Oprah's inspirational speech during Golden Globes (and read the full transcript)”

There is the historical element of it with her as a black recipient of an award, and then there is also the fact that she can not be thrown into any one individual box.

"It is an honour and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them".

Winfrey then pivoted her speech by telling the story of Recy Taylor, who was raped by a group of white men in Alabama in 1944.

"She lived, as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men", said Winfrey.

The highly esteemed award is given annually to someone who has made an outsized impact on entertainment.

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared speak their truth to the power of those men...but their time is up", she said.

She ended the triumphant speech by promising the younger generation that "a new day is on the horizon".

Winfrey was introduced to the stage by her collaborator friend Reese Witherspoon, who narrated a montage of her life accomplishments. Past winners include Walt Disney, Fred Astaire, Bob Hope, Judy Garland (the first female winner), Alfred Hitchcock, Sydney Poitier (the first African-American winner), Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, and now Oprah Winfrey, the first female African-American recipient. "When you say her name, everybody stops and listens". "When that new day finally dawns, it will be because of the magnificent women and many of them are in this room tonight", she added.

One person tweeted: "Oprah for president! I just think it seems so poignant and so timely that, during this time, she's the one that's getting this award". "And thank you for your powerful contribution to the world of film and television".

"That's why I'm here", raved A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay.

Literally three massive cheers for Oprah Winfrey!

Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday. Oprah has thrown her weight behind candidates in the past, notably championing Barack Obama, whom she backed early in his 2008 bid.

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