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Posted: January 08, 2018

Oprah moves the Golden Globes audience with inspirational acceptance speech

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By Jessica Sooknanan, Rare.us

Oprah’s gift for inspiring others was in full view Sunday as she became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globes. Her moving speech brought the audience to its feet.

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The 63-year-old media industry mogul was honored at the Golden Globes by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her contributions to entertainment.

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She was introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who worked with her on the film “A Wrinkle In Time.” On stage, she said, “Oprah’s hugs could end wars.”

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“For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as chairman, CEO and founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards,” said Witherspoon.

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In her speech, Oprah shared inspirational words with all those watching.

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“And it is not lost on me, that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this award,” said Oprah.

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She touched on the unofficial theme of the night: Time’s Up.

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Celebrities coordinated their black wardrobe as a part of the Time’s Up movement. According to the New York Times, the organized campaign aims to fight sexual harassment, assault and inequality for women in all workplaces.

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Oprah spoke to the men guilty of sexual assault, abuse and harassment in the workplace, saying, “Their time is up!”

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She closed her speech with a prediction for the future.

“So I want all the girls watching here, now that a new day is on the horizon!” said Oprah.

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Winfrey accepts Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

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Winfrey accepts Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

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Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban harmonize at the Golden Globes

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Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban harmonize at the Golden Globes

An impromptu performance between Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban made the audience erupt into cheers at the Golden Globes Sunday night.

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The pair were presenting at the awards show when they brought their pipes together for a treat that left everyone with chills.

After announcing the nominees for Best Original Film Song, Clarkson and Urban leaned into the microphone and harmonized together, “And the Golden Globe goes to!”

The performance may have lasted only four seconds, but it left everyone wanting more.

101-year-old Kirk Douglas takes the stage at the Golden Globes

Kirk Douglas was greeted with a standing ovation at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.

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The 101-year-old legend has been a decades-long staple in Hollywood, with a resume that boasts credits in acting, producing and directing. He is one of the last living members of Hollywood’s Golden Age of cinema.

Douglas became an international star in the late 1940s. His sons, actor Michael Douglas and producer Joel Douglas, followed in their father’s footsteps, pursuing successful careers in Hollywood.

On Sunday, Kirk Douglas took the stage at the Golden Globes alongside his daughter-in-law, Catherine Zeta Jones, who is married to Michael Douglas. They presented the award for Best Screenplay: Motion Picture.

“In 1991, my father-in-law, this living Hollywood legend, Kirk, was recognized by they Writer’s Guild of America for his role in ending the Hollywood blacklist,” said Zeta Jones.

The audience applauded Douglas for hiring the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo to write “Spartacus.”

“I wrote a speech,” Douglas said turning to Zeta Jones, “but I don’t want to say it, because I could never follow you.”

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