“I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon!” she said. “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are here tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody has to say, ‘Me too,’ again!”
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
Winfrey’s speech was so empowering and emotional that it left Hollywood with lots of feelings, which were luckily caught by the camera crew. There were nods, tears, respectful gazes and lots of applause. According to “A Wrinkle in Time” director Ava DuVernay, the room was “still vibrating like electricity” after the speech had ended that night.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 8, 2018
Meanwhile on Twitter, the word “presidential” was already the adjective of choice even before Winfrey stepped off the stage, with the hashtag #Oprah2020 trending almost immediately. “SHE’S RUNNING,” tweeted several users. One said that she’s “sobbing while I pretend I’m watching Oprah’s presidential acceptance speech.”
— Margaret Andersen (@magpieAndersen) January 8, 2018
“Did Oprah just give the first speech of her 2020 presidential campaign?” another user wrote. John Podhoretz, columnist for the New York Post and a former presidential speechwriter, simply wrote, “She would eat. Trump. Alive.”
Did Oprah just give the first speech of her 2020 presidential campaign?
— Cortney Lamar Charleston (@bardsbesidebars) January 8, 2018
She would eat. Trump. Alive.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 8, 2018