"At least they managed to elect a female president", she said. "I like Oprah, what can I tell you?" Numerous winners took jabs at Weinstein, while others called on the world to take steps to end the abuse.
Oprah Winfrey has done some pretty awesome things during her career, whether she's giving away cars to a whole studio full of people, or raising loads of money for charity. He said "Oprah would be a lot of fun".
"So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!" she said in the final moments of her remarks.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Winfrey, like Trump, lacks any kind of governing experience. I like Oprah, is that supposed to be a bad thing?
Even so, for Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a public that largely disapproves of Trump's job performance, the notion of a popular media figure as a presidential candidate is not as unusual as it once seemed. It's nearly great to have that simplicity about it and I have so much respect for it. "At the same time, politics is ridiculous right now".
The former talk show host, actor and businesswoman received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and delivered a rousing acceptance speech. Her appeal extended well beyond her celebrity, some said, citing her compassion, kindness and devotion to helping others as a badly needed change after Trump.
"It's up to the people", Graham said.
Recounting how Mrs Taylor, whose attackers were never prosecuted, had died last month shortly before her 98th birthday, Winfrey said: "She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. There are so many films out there that are so good, directed by women".More news: WhatsApp group chats may no longer be safe
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According to CNN, the interest could be more than just speculation.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey and comedian Louis C.K. were just some of the prominent entertainment figures to face allegations of s*xual harassment, assault or misconduct past year in a wave of accusations that swept through Hollywood and prompted the #MeToo movement.
Even so, for Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a public that largely disapproves of President Donald Trump's job performance, the notion of a popular media figure as a presidential candidate is not as unusual as it once seemed, given the NY real estate mogul and reality TV star now in the White House.
Winfrey, 64, has become a cultural phenomenon over the past 30-plus years, born into a poor home in MS but breaking through as a television news and talk show personality in the 1980s.
Known for celebrating the best in film and television, this year's Golden Globe Awards was dominated by one topic: s*xual harassment against women. "Say it was red, there probably would've been red suits and red shirts and red ties and everything", she continued. I'd love to have Oprah. "I think we'd win easily, actually", Trump told ABC News at the time.
He went on to enlist Billy Eichner, Issa Rae, Hong Chau and Amy Poehler in the clever extension of his "Late Night" bit "Jokes Seth Can't Tell", in which he cedes the stage to show writers Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel.
"Oprah would always be my first choice", Trump said in an interview with Larry King.
"While she may not be the candidate, she is going to help that candidate win, just like she helped that candidate win in 2008", Fulp said.
Following Winfrey's speech, several viewers took to social media to suggest that she should run for office, with many using the hashtag #Oprah2020. That could soften what Palmieri describes as an enduring resistance among some voters to women with political ambition. "I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have".