Oprah Brings Audience to Tears in Golden Globes Speech

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Streisand presented three billboards with the best picture drama award and in doing so she slammed the hollywood foreign press association for not honoring more women filmmakers she noted that she's the only woman to have won a golden globe award for best director in 1984 that was thirty four years ago folks times up there was one man who did make history last night sterling k brown from the nbc series this is us he became the first african american actor to win in the best actor category in a tv drama he thanked his family and the show's creator dan fogelman therefore men who wrote a row four a black man but could only be played by black man and so what are pressured so much about this thing is that are being seen for who i am and bring appreciate it for who i am and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like him thank you again and it was a black woman who made history for her lifetime achievement award oprah winfrey brought the audience to tears and to its feet in standing ovations last night she began by talking about what it was like as a little girl to watch actor sidney poitier win an oscar and 19 64 i remember his tie was white and of course his skin was black and i'd never seen a black man being celebrated like fact and i've tried many many many times to explain 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 people's houses winfrey noted that portia also wanna cecil b demille of gordon 1982 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 the same award winfrey said she was proud of an inspired by women who have shared their stories in hollywood and beyond speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have so i want to night to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they like my mother had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue winfrey cited not just hollywood women but domestic workers farmworkers women and academia and politics and business she had a message for them and for all the little girls watching her that a new day is on even before she finished her speeds twitter erupted with calls for oprah winfrey to run for president in 2020 muenden than buckle npr

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