Oprah’s was one of many meaningful and rousing speeches made at the 2018 Golden Globes.
She stated. “In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that, at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first Black Woman to be given this same award.”
The television icon was presented the Cecil B. Demille Award for her contributions in the world of entertainment. She used this as an opportunity to call out “brutally powerful men” and thank the women who faced their abuse, sparking movements like the #Metoo movement. She also honored the media for its “insatiable dedication to uncovered the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and injustice.”
“I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times,” she continued. “Which brings me to this — what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.”