Oprah declares 'new day' for women in powerful Globes speech

Oprah declares 'new day' for women in powerful Globes speech

Oprah declares 'new day' for women in powerful Globes speech

The question on the red carpet for the 75th Golden Globe Awards was not "who are you wearing?" but rather "why are you wearing?" as most celebrities wore black in solidarity with sex harassment victims worldwide.

She spoke about the feelings she had as a young girl watching Sidney Poitier win the best actor Academy Award in 1964. Poitier was also a victor of the Cecil B. DeMille award."I had never seen a Black man celebrated like that", Winfrey said.

Her moving speech brought the crowd to their feet and tears to their eyes as she delved into the story of Recy Taylor, an African-American woman who was kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of white men on her way home from church in 1944.

"I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories", Winfrey said. Think about previous red carpets where women arrived on the arms of powerful men like props - even when they are the ones receiving the awards. Their time is up! She called attention to the past in order to understand the future.

Many actors and actresses also participated in a sartorial show of force at the awards ceremony, opting to wear black in support of "Time's Up", and as form of silent protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond.

As one Twitter user said, if Harvey Weinstein had not been exposed in the way he was, it is very possible that he too would have been sitting at one of those tables, in all black, also pretending to be an ally.

"While she may not be the candidate, she is going to help that candidate win, just like she helped that candidate win in 2008", Fulp said.

She ended on a hopeful note saying "a new day was on the horizon" because of people, some of whom were in the Golden Globes audience, who will "take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "me too" again".

President Donald Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest but doesn't think she will run.

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Crime drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big victor of the night with four trophies, giving it momentum ahead of the all-important Oscars in March.

Some snubs of the night included Jordan Peele's Get Out, which offered widely discussed commentary about modern race relations, and James Ivory's stunning adaption of Call Me by Your Name in the category for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture.

-Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, "The Shape of Water".

-Foreign Language: "In the Fade".

-Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale". Aziz Ansari took best actor in a comedy series for his Netflix show "Master of None".

Laura Dern, Best Supporting Actress victor for HBO's "Big Little Lies", said: "Many of us were taught not to tattle".

The dress code for the night was also "all black" making a further statement against sexual misconduct. YOU are indeed part of the problem Ivanka.

Sunday night's black-clad demonstration was promoted by the recently formed Time's Up.

Oprah Winfrey's best friend, Gayle King, is downplaying any suggestion that Winfrey might run for president. She says her red dress was made months ago.

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