Magazine article Screen International

Golden Globes 2018: Oprah Winfrey Steals the Show with Powerful Speech

Magazine article Screen International

Golden Globes 2018: Oprah Winfrey Steals the Show with Powerful Speech

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Winfrey became the first black woman ever to win the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey made the most memorable speech at this year’s Golden Globes.

Taking the stage after becoming the first black woman ever to win the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award, Winfrey spoke powerfully about racial politics, sexual abuse and press freedom.

Firstly, referencing attacks on the press, she said: “We all know that the press is under siege these days, but 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 injustice, to tyrants and victims and secrets and lies. I value the press more than ever as we try to navigate these complicated times.”

Winfrey, who received several standing ovations throughout her speech, then spoke about the abuse scandals that have been plagued Hollywood in the past year. She said: ”Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have, and I’m especially proud of all the women who have felt strong enough and powerful enough to speak out with their personal stories. …

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