01.08.2018

Oprah calls out sexual abusers during rousing Globes speech

Oprah calls out sexual abusers during rousing Globes speech CREDIT: PAUL DRINKWATER/NBC

Oprah Winfrey caused watery eyes throughout the Golden Globes on Sunday night as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award, giving a passionate speech about race and the #MeToo movement.

Winfrey opened the speech by remembering seeing Sydney Poitier become the first black man to win an Oscar in 1964 for “Lilies of the Field” as she was a little girl, sitting on her mother’s floor. “Up on the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen,” she recalled. “I had never seen a black man recognized like that before. What a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats, as my mom came through the door, bone-tired from cleaning other peoples’ houses.”

“There are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this award,” she went on.

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