Watch Oprah Winfrey’s Powerful Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech at Golden Globes

Hollywood actors and actresses celebrated the #MeToo movement and demanded gender and racial justice at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards. Many attendees answered the call to wear black and wore pins that read “Time’s Up!” On Sunday, Oprah Winfrey made history by becoming the first African-American woman to win the Golden Globe lifetime achievement award. The first African American to receive the honor was Sidney Poitier in 1982. During the ceremony, Golden Globes host Seth Meyers joked with Oprah, suggesting she should run for president. The joke, and Oprah’s powerful acceptance speech, fueled a wave of speculation and enthusiasm about a possible 2020 bid by the actress. In response, Oprah’s longtime partner Stedman Graham said, “It’s up to the people. She would absolutely do it.” We air Oprah’s acceptance speech, as well as speeches by Golden Globes host Seth Meyers and award winners Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern of “Big Little Lies,” Elisabeth Moss of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Frances McDormand of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and Sterling K. Brown of “This Is Us.”

AMY GOODMAN: “Time’s Up!” That was the message at last night’s Golden Globes ceremony in Hollywood, where actors embraced the #MeToo movement and called for gender and racial justice in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. The red carpet went dark, as many actors answered the call to wear black and wore pins that read “Time’s Up!” Golden Globes host Seth Meyers kicked off the evening with a speech focused on sexual harassment in Hollywood, taking aim at disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey.

SETH MEYERS: It’s 2018. Marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn’t. … Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight, because, well, I’ve heard rumors that he’s crazy and difficult to work with. But don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years, when he becomes the first person ever booed during the “in memoriam.” … Well, despite everything that happened this year, the show goes on….

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