Oprah Winfrey (63 years old) became the first black women to take home the Cecil B. DeMille Award on January 7. On this occasion her speech was so powerful and emotional that entire audience eyes filled with tears at the end of it. After Reese Witherspoon introduced Oprah, the former talk show host walked on stage and dedicated her award to everyone who has ever been a victim of sexual harassment. She said that:
“Thank you all. Thank you Reese. In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor sitting in my mother’s house in Milwaukee,”
she remembered Sidney Poiter who becomes the first black man to receive this award. His tie was white and he was black, I did not see any man like him. She also said that:
“It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first Black woman to be given the same award. It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them.”
How she feels proud
Then she went on to say how proud she is of all the women who have come forward to share their stories in Hollywood on sexual harassment. I know that this is very hard to speak about your truth and this is so powerful that we all have. And I am inspired by those women who felt strong and empowered and share their stories. She said that:
“A new day is on the horizon, and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure they become the leaders that take us to the time when nobody ever has to say #MeToo again.”
Cecil B. DeMille is an honorary award given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA) for the outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Which she is done on her career, before the show HFPA president Meher Tatna said that she built up her relation around the world if it is as a global media leader, producer and actress and philanthropist and making her admired figure today. Holding titles such as CEO, Founder, and Chairman she is the most influential women of our time and she also deserved this on 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards.