Last night Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the coveted Cecil B. de Mille award at the Golden Globes.
Her speech touched all the hot issues of our convoluted times, from sexual harassment in the workplace to the assault on the press.
Specially touching was Winfrey’s homage to Recy Taylor and Rosa Parks, which she portrayed as inspirational figures of women empowerment and bravery.
Oprah’s speech, which took close to 10 minutes was greeted by a furious standing ovation by those attending at the Beverly Hilton in California.
Despite natural intrigue about the establishment’s reaction to the sexual-harassment scandals sweeping all over the entertainment industry, the U.S. TV audience for Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards fell by a million viewers compared to the year before.
However, with an audience of 19 million viewers, it was still the largest viewership for an entertainment program since the Academy Awards raked 32.9 million viewers past February.