LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 75th Golden Globes had Oprah Winfrey nostalgic and fiercely protective of the free press.
She also talked a lot about inspiring young women to achieve.
Without mentioning President Trump by name, she talked about a “new day” in Hollywood with women being empowered. Her comments could have easily translated to life in America.
The Twitter-verse blew up with many celebrities believing Oprah was sounding more like a politician on the stump with an eye on the White House in the next election.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 8, 2018
When Oprah is speaking at the Golden Globes and your goals shift to VP… pic.twitter.com/3ghEVMmCwF
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) January 8, 2018
After Oprah’s speech men are going to have to:
Be better men period.
Women are our access,
Time to move out of moms basement guys.
— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) January 8, 2018
Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the #GoldenGlobes and accepted with a message to the young girls watching:
— CNN (@CNN) January 8, 2018
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 8, 2018
Seeing a lot of horror/sneering re Oprah 2020, and look, I'm no expert on what makes a good president. But a good *candidate* is someone who can tell a story.
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) January 8, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 8, 2018
— Constance Marie (@goconstance) January 8, 2018
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) January 8, 2018
Wow, Oprah’s speech tonight… I literally cheered in my living room!
— Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) January 8, 2018
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 8, 2018
"A new day is on the horizon, and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure they become the leaders that take us to the time when nobody ever has to say #MeToo again." —@Oprah ✊🏾
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 8, 2018
If you need me for the next two years I’ll be drafting tweets in support of Oprah’s 2020 presidential campaign
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) January 8, 2018
Oprah Winfrey is as brilliant and inspiring as any public figure today. She doesn’t speak to celebrity America, she speaks to America.
Don’t underestimate her. https://t.co/V9JRuLBXKT
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) January 8, 2018
— Kristoff St John (@kristoffstjohn1) January 8, 2018
Dear Oprah, run for president please!
— Sara Sampaio (@SaraSampaio) January 8, 2018
Will Oprah run for president? Can she be persuaded that her country needs her? I firmly believe she would be humble, patient, wise, eager to learn and she would surround herself with a brilliant cabinet. It would truly be "Happy Days Are Here Again."
— Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor) January 8, 2018