Golden Globes 2018: 'Oprah For President' - Twitter Cheers Her Emotional Speech

Tuesday, 09 Jan, 2018

"To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome", Oprah said.

"However she moves forward in 2020, she's helping the universe as it is already", Brown told Spencer.

Winfrey strongly shut down speculation that she would run for president in June 2017 during a podcast with The Hollywood Reporter.

Host Seth Meyers was also one of the evening's highlights, opening the ceremony with a monologue tackling all main political issues.

"Some have said that night convinced him to run", he continued.

The boost comes amid rising speculation that Winfrey could have aspirations for a United States presidential run, despite her denial during a backstage interview.

"It's up to the people", Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told The Times.

"We also know that 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 to the lords and ladies of the Fourth Estate everywhere.

The 63-year-old actress started her acceptance speech by talking about how actor Sidney Poitier made history by becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award and now, she is the first Black woman to win Cecil Mille. Trump has famously derided stories about him and entire news organizations as "fake news". But that doesn't mean those polled wanted her to throw her hat into the ring; just over one in five said Winfrey should run in 2020, and 69 percent said she shouldn't. "With every day's revelation, I thought, 'Here is an opportunity for something really powerful.' How do we use this moment to elevate what is happening instead of continually victimizing ourselves?"

More recently, when her best friend Gayle King brought up the idea on "CBS This Morning", Winfrey shot it down: "There will be no running for office of any kind for me".

He added: 'Can you trust anything they say at this point? "I didn't even think about it in terms of business or viewership".

Winfrey's speech - which did, at times, sound nearly campaign-like - provided the ceremony's emotional pivot point. The show's star, Elisabeth Moss, won best actress (TV drama) and quoted Margaret Atwood, the author of the novel "The Handmaid's Tale", in her acceptance speech: "We were the people who were not in the papers". She proclaimed - in what sounds like a pretty good campaign slogan - "a new day is on the horizon!" and spoke of a time "when nobody ever has to say "me too" again".

Paying tribute to Recy Taylor, an African American woman who daringly reported her 1944 gang rape by six white men in Alabama and died last month just short of her 98th birthday, Winfrey deplored "a culture broken by brutally powerful men". "I also heard on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" over the years you always have the right to change your mind, but I would bet my first, second born and any unborn children to come, that ain't never happening".

At the Globes, presenters and honorees seemed to have a certain caution when it came to biting political comment, that a quip at the latest Trump tweet or "Fire and Fury" would seem trivial or tone deaf compared to the emerging #MeToo movement. "I just thought, oh, oh", she said in a December 2016 conversation with on Bloomberg's "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations". Thank you for your inspiring and moving words and for everything you have done for me personally.

Messing referenced the departure from E! of host Catt Sadler, who has said she was making about half the pay of her male counterpart, Jason Kennedy.