Oprah: “I want all the girls watching here and now 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 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 #MeToo again!”
Oprah Winfrey is the next luminary to receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Presented annually at the Golden Globes ceremony, the prize recognizes “a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment,” according to the HFPA.
“As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, she has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today,” HFPA President Meher Tatna said in a statement.
Previous DeMille award winners include Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Sidney Poitier, Lucille Ball, Martin Scorsese and last year’s honoree Meryl Streep.