“For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as chairman, CEO and founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards,” said Witherspoon.
In her speech, Oprah shared inspirational words with all those watching.
“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 award,” said Oprah.
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She touched on the unofficial theme of the night: Time's Up.
Celebrities coordinated their black wardrobe as a part of the Time's Up movement. According to the New York Times, the organized campaign aims to fight sexual harassment, assault and inequality for women in all workplaces.
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Oprah spoke to the men guilty of sexual assault, abuse and harassment in the workplace, saying, “Their time is up!”
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She closed her speech with a prediction for the future.
“So I want all the girls watching here, now that a new day is on the horizon!” said Oprah.
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