Weight Watchers stock jumped more than 13% after Oprah's Golden Globes speech

09 January, 2018, 01:02 | Author: Diane Mills
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Her case attracted the help of the NAACP's Rosa Parks and become a national story, reported the New York Times.

Since Sunday night, Hollywood, liberals and ardent fans have been abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harboring Oval Office ambitions. (The men were, too, but they always do that.) Messing explained that it was part of the Time's Up initiative, which supports women who suffer from sexual harassment and assault - and not just in Hollywood. "Their time is up!" she shouted to a standing ovation.

This is not the first time Winfrey has been mentioned in conjunction with a possible presidential ticket. But that doesn't mean those polled wanted her to throw her hat into the ring; just over one in five said Winfrey should run in 2020, and 69 percent said she shouldn't.

"And here are all the male nominees", she said, introducing Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Steven Spielberg (The Post), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and eventual victor, The Shape of Water filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

Though Winfrey has previously denied that she would run for office, longtime partner Stedman Graham seemed to leave it open as a possibility.

"It is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice, to tyrants and victims and secrets and lies", she said. "I want her to run for president", Meryl Streep told The Washington Post. When she was asked how she felt about that, she said, "I think that's pretty damn cool too!" "But now she doesn't have a choice".

"It was somewhere in Rosa Parks" heart nearly 11 years later when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery", Winfrey said.

A joking reference to Oprah Winfrey as a future USA president has sparked an apology from NBC.

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An hour later he qualified his statement, tweeting, "I don't know if Oprah would be a good President, but she would definitely be a better President than Trump".

A representative for Winfrey did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "I like Oprah and I also like Donald Trump, but as TV personalities not as the President of the United States of America".

The speech was a hit, with many saying afterwards that Oprah should indeed challenge Trump in 2020.

"You need a star - a grand, outsized, fearless star whom Trump can neither intimidate nor outshine", ran the editorial. Director Ava DuVernay later wrote on Twitter that the room was "still vibrating like electricity from that speech".

After reading a quote from Atwood, she told the audience: "We no longer live in the gaps. we are the story in print and we are writing the story ourselves".

While the film categories may have been lacking diversity, the TV categories shone as Aziz Ansari became the first man of Asian descent to win for Best Actor in a TV comedy with Master of None, Sterling K. Brown the first black man to win for Best Actor in a TV drama with This Is Us, and Oprah the first black woman to take home the Cecile B. DeMille.

Oprah Winfrey poses in the press room with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. "You do not have what it takes!"

But just as the evening began to lose the focus the red carpet had brought, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and she spent almost all her time talking about the long struggle for justice for women. "What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have".

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