Oprah Winfrey giving a speech at the 2018 Golden Globes

At last night’s Golden Globe Awards, Oprah Winfrey delivered a tremendous speech while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Winfrey was the first African American woman to win the award, which honors the recipient for, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

The 75th annual Golden Globes gave even more momentum to the backlash against sexism in Hollywood, and in the entertainment industry more broadly. With guests wearing black in solidarity, bringing activists of color to the event as their dates, and promoting campaigns like #MeToo and Time’s Up, the ceremony offered a hint of what a more inclusive and thoughtful industry could look like.


Winfrey’s powerful speech, uploaded online by NBC, ended up being the evening’s climax, more so than ...

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