Oprah Winfrey becomes the First Black Woman to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

Oprah Winfrey. Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (9307692fd)

The 75th Golden Globe Awards took place this Sunday and there were some memorable moments from the ceremony.

One of the highlights of the event was the Cecil B. DeMille Award which was received by the legendary Oprah Winfrey. Oprah became the first black female recipient of this prestigious award. She gave a powerful speech which has fueled the rumors of Oprah running for Presidency in 2020.

Soon after she ended her speech, NBC tweeted: “Nothing but respect for OUR future president. #GoldenGlobes”

In her speech, Oprah talked about Sidney Poitier who was the first black actor to win an Oscar back in 1964. Poitier was also given Cecil B. DeMille in 1982 for career achievement.

“I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!” said Oprah in her speech.

In her speech, she also recounted Recy Taylor who was a civil rights hero. She emphasized the fact that both men and women have to work together in order to fight against sexual harassment.