When Oprah Winfrey took the stage at the 75th Golden Globes to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award, she delivered an inspiring, powerful speech as only Oprah can. Winfrey brought the entire audience at Sunday’s awards ceremony to its feet, reflecting on representation in Hollywood, the fundamental need for a free press, and the importance of speaking out against harassment and assault.
After being introduced by her A Wrinkle in Time costar Reese Witherspoon, Winfrey began by recounting how in 1964, she watched Sidney Poitier become the first black actor to win an Academy Award and how important that was to her as a young girl. She went on to reflect on her own path to success and praise the Time’s Up movement, ending her speech with an inspiring call for solidarity and declaring, “A new day is on the horizon.”
Read the entirety of Winfrey’s speech below: