Coming from very humble beginnings, experiencing life initially from disadvantaged life lessons and reaching a pinnacle from where Oprah looks upon us with the same kindness, wisdom, knowledge, experience and empathy that she has always shown.
~Full Transcript of Oprah’s Inspirational Golden Globes Speech~
Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Golden Globes‘ annual Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, and gave a powerful acceptance speech during Sunday night’s ceremony. She was introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who compared their time together on the set of A Wrinkle in Time to a master class at Harvard Business School and a spiritual retreat all in one.
“Oprah’s hugs could end wars, solve world peace,” Witherspoon joked.
Once Winfrey took the stage, she delivered an inspirational, uplifting speech which discussed race and gender and the fight for equality. She also told the story of RecyTaylor, a woman who fought for justice in the Jim Crow era after she was raped.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men,” Winfrey said, bringing the audience to its feet.
Meryl Streep Responds to Drumpf Calling Her “Over-rated”
Meryl Streep likes to load her dishwasher. She likes to sit quietly and read. She likes to garden. Most of all, as she told the audience at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala on Saturday night, February 11, she likes to “stay the fuck home.”
But the actress, who, along with late-night host Seth Meyers, was the recipient of the HRC Ally for Equality Award, left the house to stand in support of her LGBTQ friends in the Drumpf era.
She said all of this during her speech without even mentioning the president’s name.
The legendary actress, who previously delivered a fiery take-down of Drumpf at the Golden Globes (also without saying his name), told attendees at the HRC gala that in the end, the current administration could serve as a valuable wake-up call.
“If we live through this precarious moment . . . if his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn’t lead us to nuclear winter, we have much to thank this president for, because he will have woken us up to how fragile freedom really is,”
she said to the crowd gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Streep experienced Drumpf’s famously thin skin after her Globes oration in January when he tweeted that the actress was “over-rated.”
The actress and honoree also had a response for Drumpf’s claim.
“Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated, and currently, over-berated actress . . . of my generation,” she joked.
~Ken Burns Presents Meryl Streep with HRC’s National Ally for Equality Award~
~~Published on Feb 15, 2017~~
Renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns presents critically acclaimed actor and LGBTQ icon Meryl Streep with HRC’s National Ally for Equality Award at HRC’s Greater New York event on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.