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08 January 2018

“Their Time Is Up!” Oprah Winfrey Delivers Impassioned Speech at Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey stole the show at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, delivering an impassioned speech as she accepted the 2018 Cecil b. de Mille Award – the first woman of colour to ever do so.

Winfrey spoke directly about the Me Too and Time’s Up campaigns. “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up.”

She ended her speech with a direct message to girls watching the show: “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… and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to a time when nobody has to say ‘me too’ again.”

Golden Globes Winners

Notably, no women were nominated in the Best Director category at this year’s Awards despite some strong contenders (a fact that Natalie Portman pointedly acknowledged when she presented the Award, saying “Here are the all-male nominees”). However, Greta Gerwig’s critically acclaimed Lady Bird, starring Saoirse Ronan won Best Film (Comedy/Musical), and Ronan won Best Actress in a Film (Comedy/Musical) for that role. The big winner on the night was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which won Best Film (Drama), and Best Actress (Drama) for its star, Frances McDormand.

The adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian story, The Handmaid’s Tale won Best TV Series (Drama), with Elisabeth Moss picking up Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama) for her portrayal of Offred.

See the full list of winners from the night here.