Oprah Winfrey, by all accounts, gave an inspiring speech while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 7). In an event freighted with the undertones of the recent Hollywood sexual abuse scandals, the #MeToo movement and issues of pay inequality and other injustices, Winfrey said she wanted her remarks "to be a meaningful moment."
"I've interviewed and portrayed people who've withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights" Winfrey said. "So 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 "Me too" again. Thank you."