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Standing O for Oprah at Golden Globes

13 January 2018

One of the biggest disappointments of the Red Carpet pre-show to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards is that Facebook has blocked users from embedding the official live stream to other websites. We break down what's behind the polar temperatures that gripped the east coast over the weekend and the upcoming warm-up. "It's up to the people", Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times on Sunday when asked about a presidential run.

She mentioned her gratitude "to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault, because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue".

"I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believe in paying their female co-host the same as their male co-host", she said to host Giuliana Rancic.

"I know her very well", he said, before adding: "I don't think she's going to run". "We need more women directors and women to be nominated for best director".

In a tweeted statement, NBC blamed the Oprah-boosting post on a "third party agency", noting that the caption was "in reference to a joke made during the opening monologue and not meant to be a political statement..."

Winfrey's speech immediately lit up Twitter with politicians, Hollywood figures, other prominent people and ordinary fans who expressed an appreciation for the speech, but also described a sense that Winfrey's words could help change the national conversation.

Among the most influential of the awards was the coveted Cecil B. Demille Award, which went to Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey said while there was no justice for Taylor, whose attackers were never prosecuted, her truth lived on in the work of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, an ACLU investigator on Taylor's case.

A confirmation, of sorts, came with a CNN report saying that, according to "close friends", Oprah is "actively thinking" about running for President of the United States.

"You gave me the courage to speak out".

As Winfrey blasted a culture of sexual inequality, she eventually laid the blame squarely on the shoulders of "brutally powerful men".

While black was the palette of choice, stars spun their own twist with an array of textures and silhouettes - Tracee Ellis Ross donned a black headwrap with a black satin Marc Jacobs halterneck dress, Claire Foy opted for a black tuxedo suit and Debra Messing wore a black sequined dress with pants.

I want all the girls watching here to know that a new day is on the horizon.

As her longtime partner Stedman Graham watched from the audience, she told the story of a black woman from Alabama named Recy Taylor, who died at the age of 97 on December 28, 2017, and her fight for justice after her rape by six white men in 1944. I can tell because it's been long since a white man has been nervous in Hollywood.

Standing O for Oprah at Golden Globes