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Daniel Kaluuya describes the pure joy of hugging Oprah

This has been a pretty big year for Daniel Kaluuya.

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Kaluuya was a guest on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, where he described what it was like going to the Golden Globes and meeting two huge stars, Denzel Washington and Oprah.

“I hugged her so tightly,” said Kaluuya, “she felt so good, man.” 

He also confirmed that the rumours are true: Oprah does indeed smell “amazing”. Read more…

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Oprah asks the big question looming over Time’s Up: Now what?

In a powerful discussion with the women at the forefront of Hollywood’s Time’s Up campaign, Oprah Winfrey asked where we go from here in terms of combating sexism in entertainment and beyond. Winfrey asked the panel pressing questions, including about Dylan Farrow and her accused abuser, Woody Allen.

SEE ALSO: Oprah speaks with Reese Witherspoon and more on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ about Time’s Up, and yup, we’re inspired

The interview took place after the Golden Globes and aired just under a week later on CBS Sunday Morning. Right off the bat, Oprah addressed the privilege in the room: How can the powerful women of Hollywood create a movement that truly spreads and affects women in every industry? Read more…

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Oprah’s Golden Globes speech is the newest addition to Spotify’s MLK Jr. playlist

Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Spotify built a playlist of the civil rights leader’s speeches in his honor. This week, ahead of the January 15th federal holiday, a new speech appears at the top of the playlist: Oprah’s Golden Globes acceptance speech. 

You know the one. 

SEE ALSO: Oprah’s Golden Globes speech was the emotional call to action America needs

On Sunday, Oprah accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award with a speech about the power and importance of representation in media and the Time’s Up initiative. She also shared the story of Recy Taylor, an African American woman who was raped in Alabama in 1944 by five white men, none of whom were charged with a crime.  Read more…

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Oprah speaks with Reese Witherspoon and more on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ about Time’s Up, and yup, we’re inspired

While the rest of America quietly salivates over the phrase “President Winfrey,” Oprah herself is keeping busy with Hollywood’s Time’s Up campaign and the fighting for women’s equality in every workplace. Oprah spoke with some of Hollywood’s most powerful women after the Golden Globes about how best to champion women.

SEE ALSO: There’s a must-watch documentary about Recy Taylor, the woman Oprah shouted out in Globes speech

“How do we as a society have a mature, nuanced conversation about how men and women should be relating to each other?” Winfrey asked her colleagues on CBS Sunday Morning, which will air this Sunday. “Because there’s so many men and women now who are uncomfortable in their workplaces because of all that’s been uncovered and aren’t just really sure how to be. What do we say to them?” Read more…

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Oh, Ivanka Trump just *loved* Oprah’s Golden Globes speech

Oprah’s utterly outstanding speech at the Golden Globes left many people hoping she’d strongly consider a 2020 presidential run.

Who knows what Ivanka Trump thinks about that, but she did unexpectedly give the speech quite some praise via Twitter on Monday. 

SEE ALSO: ‘She would absolutely do it’: Stedman Graham fuels hopes for Oprah’s unlikely presidential run

Oprah’s statements about female empowerment and underrepresented communities are quite opposed to those made by the current U.S. president. 

Not that Ivanka seemed to be aware, supporting the Time’s Up movement in her tweet despite the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct laid against her father.  Read more…

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Should Oprah run for president? Here’s what political experts think.

President Oprah Winfrey. That’s all the internet could shout last night, it seemed. But in the cold light of day, is that actually what we want?

After Oprah accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment,” she gave a barn burner of a speech that had the crowd on its feet applauding. It was a sweeping speech that tackled the visibility of women and shed the light on underrepresented populations. 

It also sounded a whole hell of a lot like a speech to kick off a presidential run. 

SEE ALSO: Oprah’s Golden Globes speech was the emotional call to action America needs Read more…

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There’s a must-watch documentary about Recy Taylor, the woman Oprah shouted out in Globes speech

Oprah dedicated her rallying acceptance speech at the Golden Globes to the fighters of justice that history tried to forget. Specifically, she expressed gratitude for “the women who have endured years of abuse and assault… whose names we’ll never know.” 

But one particular name came up again and again: Recy Taylor. And her story, explored in Nancy Buirski’s 2017 documentary that swept the New York Film Festival, proves why her story could not be more relevant to Hollywood’s moment of reckoning.

The Rape of Recy Taylor follows the true story of a young family woman who was gang raped by six white males in 1944 Alabama while walking home from church. They threatened to kill her if she spoke up. Yet, despite the life-threatening risk posed to any black person who stood up for their rights in the Jim Crow south, Taylor did not hesitate to seek justice immediately.  Read more…

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‘She would absolutely do it’: Stedman Graham fuels hopes for Oprah’s unlikely presidential run

Could Oprah Winfrey have just made the first speech of her political career? Not at all, but we can dream.

That’s what many people have decided on Twitter anyway, and Winfrey’s longtime partner Stedman Graham played along with their hopes.

SEE ALSO: Oprah’s must-see speech at the Globes will make you cry — and inspire you to take action

This has all stemmed from Winfrey’s extremely moving speech upon accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award at this year’s Golden Globes. And while she didn’t explicitly say that she would run for president in 2020, many people are still pretty keen for her to do so. Read more…

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The 6 best moments of the Golden Globes (obviously including Oprah)

It was bound to be a tense Golden Globes night in Hollywood after months charged with allegations of sexual misconduct and gender inequality – and perhaps for the better, Sunday’s awards ceremony steered more toward tame. This was a night about toppling the patriarchy, and the presenters and nominees either stuck to that or sat back and let others do the talking.

SEE ALSO: Golden Globes: The full winners list

In addition to all the excellent Time’s Up talk, below were the other highlights of the evening. 

1. Sterling K. Brown’s speech

Brown has given a few stirring awards show acceptance speeches by now, and he delivered a tight, stirring response to yet another This Is Us win.  Read more…

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Oprah’s Golden Globes speech has us all begging her to run for president

We knew Sunday’s Golden Globes would be an emotional affair, but we didn’t expect it to kick off Oprah’s political career.

Now, to be fair, when Oprah Winfrey gave her extremely moving speech upon accepting the Cecil B.  DeMille award, she didn’t explicitly say that she would run for president in 2020. But as she imparted hope, wisdom, and the promise of a brighter future, that didn’t stop many people from wishing she would. 

Actually, scratch that. Many people just decided to believe that she’s running and leaving it at that. 

And who can blame them. 

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