Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. de Mille Award earned a standing ovation not only from the attendees at the 2018 Golden Globes, but from the internet as well. Her powerful words on the #MeToo movement and recognition for Recy Taylor, who passed away in late December, left watchers moved.
This morning, the hashtags #Oprah and #GoldenGlobes took over Twitter after Oprah’s video went viral. Here are just some of the tweets that outpoured after Oprah took center stage last night:
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 8, 2018
— Janell ✊???????? (@jwalls619) January 8, 2018
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 8, 2018
I will now officially divide time like this : Everything that happened before @Oprah speech : Everything that will happen after.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 8, 2018
If you live under a rock, or like me were on a plane w/no wifi, and missed this @Oprah speech at @goldenglobes last night, watch it. If you did see it last night, watch it again. It is unifying, empowering, and inspirational. It’s ok to say, “Amen”. https://t.co/ZDWEFpmtR3
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 8, 2018
@NAACP sent a young activist named #RosaParks to investigate. We are 108 yrs old and still fighting for #EqualProtection Under the Law.
Thank you #Oprah for sharing the #RecyTaylor story LEST WE NOT FORGET. #GoldenGlobes2018 tonight#ImageAwards next https://t.co/8OlGyrC6DT
— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) January 8, 2018
Among the most important takeaways from @Oprah’s Golden Globes speech—is the need for men to LISTEN.
Women are perfectly capable of speaking—Men desperately need to work on listening.See Also
Here’s to a future where men realize why God gave us 2 ears but only 1 mouth.#TimesUp
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) January 8, 2018
“There are some little black girls watching me be the first black woman to receive this award.”@Oprah just spoke to us. To me.
— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) January 8, 2018
Women and girls all over the world must know that we are all here to help them. We are a family of supporters and I hope that those who have stories to tell will now have the confidence and courage to speak up! #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/7b9pPAnr9D
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) January 8, 2018
Video courtesy of NBC.