Aisha Sultan: Why your children should watch Oprah's Golden Globes speech

Aisha Sultan: Why your children should watch Oprah's Golden Globes speech

During the ceremony, Golden Globes host Seth Meyers joked with Oprah, suggesting she should run for president.

After an introduction by Reese Witherspoon, the actor and philanthropist took to the stage to address racial injustice and sexual abuse on an evening in which women wore black to show support for the #MeToo movement. Several actresses, including Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams and Emma Watson, brought social activists with them, to focus on real-life solutions to gritty problems far from Hollywood.

Winfrey had barely finished calling for a "new day" following a sexual harassment watershed, before calls snowballed for one of America's most famous women, a self-made tycoon born into poverty, to run for the highest office in the free world. Using her character to describe a past culture in which people were afraid to speak out, Dern urged Hollywood to support and employ survivors courageous enough to come forward. Check out some of the best comments from Pharrell, Sarah Silverman and many more. "And here are the all-male nominees", Portman archly announced.

"It was somewhere in Rosa Parks" heart nearly 11 years later when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery", Winfrey said. "That was 34 years ago, folks. I'd love to have Oprah", Trump said at the time.

"And here are all the male nominees", she said, introducing Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Steven Spielberg (The Post), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and eventual victor, The Shape of Water filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. "But it was really great to be in this room and to be part of a tectonic shift in our industry power structure". "And if that's true, I would just like to say Oprah you will never be President". "We're here for the work".

In her speech, Winfrey also referenced Recy Taylor, a rural Alabama woman who in 1944 was kidnapped and raped by six white men.

"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", Winfrey said. "And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "Me too" again", she said.

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"Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!" responded Winfrey on Twitter. "The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted". Entertainment Television on the issue while doing interviews with them on the red carpet.

"It came from such a pure instinctive place", she said on the podcast.

Janney, who won for her role in "I, Tonya", said hearing Winfrey's speech made her cry and gave her "chills". "I miss Catt Sadler". It's possible Oprah could prove herself worthy of the attention being put on the idea of her running for president.

On an evening recognizing women in Hollywood, it was certainly apt to have Thelma and Louise, aka Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, present an award.

An election never goes by without a healthy number of candidates claiming that they're the best person for the job because they have no relevant experience and know nothing about it.

She was joking there, too. We air Oprah's acceptance speech, as well as speeches by Golden Globes host Seth Meyers and award winners Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern of "Big Little Lies", Elisabeth Moss of "The Handmaid's Tale", Frances McDormand of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", and Sterling K. Brown of "This Is Us".

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