Oprah Winfrey stole the show at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night.
While receiving The Cecil B. DeMille Award, Winfrey delivered a powerful, heartfelt speech that left everyone on their feet. The Cecil B. DeMille Award is awarded annually “to a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.”
During the speech, Winfrey highlighted the story of Recy Taylor, a black woman who was raped by six white men in 1944. The rape led to no convictions. Taylor passed away just one month ago.
“She lived — as we all have lived — in a culture broken by brutally powerful men,” Winfrey said. “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up.”
“I want all the girls watching here, now to know 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, 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 #MeToo again.”
At the 75th annual Golden Globes, a number of actresses and actors wore all-black to show their solidarity with those in the industry who have spoken up against sexual misconduct in Hollywood which sparked the “#MeToo” movement and helped jumpstart a cultural shift.
You can watch Oprah Winfrey’s speech in its entirety below:
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018