President Oprah? After the Golden Globes, Some Have a 2020 Vision

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Oprah Winfrey accepted a lifetime achievement award Sunday night at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hill and her inspiring and stirring speech reverberated nationwide.

Winfrey, who got her start in television journalism, also thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which gives out the Golden Globes.

When Reese Witherspoon presented Oprah Winfrey with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes, she told the audience that "everyone loves Oprah".

Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted "Oprah/Michelle 2020".

"It's up to the people", Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, apparently told the LA Times inside the ceremony.

Winfrey brought the typically rowdy crowd to silence and tears with her speech. She spoke about the feelings she had as a young girl watching Sidney Poitier win the best-actor Oscar in 1964 and likened the pride she felt watching Poitier, the first black man to win that trophy, to the impact she hoped she could have on young women today.

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"A kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone exhausted from cleaning other people's houses.at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award". "It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me, and made my journey to this stage possible".

"I want all the girls watching to know: 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".

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men", Winfrey said.

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