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Who Won The Cecil B. Demille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes?

Who Won The Cecil B. DeMille Award 2018?

The 2018 Golden Globes have been a journey. From actors and actresses wearing black in solidarity to fight against sexual harassment and assault to some pretty big wins on the Golden Globe stage, the 2018 show was certainly one to watch. But, one prestigious award at the award show has us jumping up in joy. The Cecil B. DeMille Award. So, who won the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes? Get all the details here!

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Who Won The Cecil B. DeMille Award?

Wondering who won the Cecil B. DeMille Award? It looks like Oprah Winfrey has another award to add to her belt, an honor given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to recognize outstanding individuals within the entertainment industry. And what's more impressive? Oprah becomes the first Black woman to win this award.

In her speech, Oprah said, “It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first Black woman to be given the same award. It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them.”

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Oprah Cecil B. DeMille Award Speech

Looking for Oprah's speech at the Golden Globes? Check out the video here.

Oprah 2018 Golden Globes Speech Transcript

Don't want to watch the video? Here is the full transcript of Oprah's speech at the Golden Globes. And yes, it is everything.

"In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: "The winner is Sidney Poitier." Up to the stage came the most elegant man I ever remembered. His tie was white, his skin was black, and he was being celebrated. I'd never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people's houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney's performance in Lilies of the Field: "Amen, amen, amen, amen."

In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. It is an honor—it is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson who took a chance on me for A.M. Chicago. Saw me on the show and said to Steven Spielberg, she's Sophia in 'The Color Purple.' Gayle who's been a friend and Stedman who's been my rock.

I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. We know the press is under siege these days. We also know it's the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To—to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.

But it's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They're the women whose names we'll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they're in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They're part of the world of tech and politics and business. They're our athletes in the Olympics and they're our soldiers in the military.

And there's someone else, Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and mother walking home from a church service she'd attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn't an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.

Their time is up. And I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks' heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it's here with every woman who chooses to say, "Me too." And every man who chooses to listen.

In my career, what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. I've interviewed and portrayed people who've withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'Me too' again."

Who Has Won The Cecil B. DeMille Award?

Here's a list of who has won the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the past:

1952 Cecil B. DeMille

1953 Walt Disney

1954 Darryl F. Zanuck

1955 Jean Hersholt

1956 Jack L. Warner

1957 Mervyn LeRoy

1958 Buddy Adler

1959 Maurice Chevalier

1960 Bing Crosby

1961 Fred Astaire

1962 Judy Garland

1963 Bob Hope

1964 Joseph E. Levine

1965 James Stewart

1966 John Wayne

1967 Charlton Heston

1968 Kirk Douglas

1969 Gregory Peck

1970 Joan Crawford

1971 Frank Sinatra

1972 Alfred Hitchcock

1973 Samuel Goldwyn

1974 Bette Davis

1975 Hal B. Wallis

1977 Walter Mirisch

1978 Red Skelton

1979 Lucille Ball

1980 Henry Fonda

1981 Gene Kelly

1982 Sidney Poitier

1983 Laurence Olivier

1984 Paul Newman

1985 Elizabeth Taylor

1986 Barbara Stanwyck

1987 Anthony Quinn

1988 Clint Eastwood

1989 Doris Day

1990 Audrey Hepburn

1991 Jack Lemmon

1992 Robert Mitchum

1993 Lauren Bacall

1994 Robert Redford

1995 Sophia Loren

1996 Sean Connery

1997 Dustin Hoffman

1998 Shirley MacLaine

1999 Jack Nicholson

2000 Barbra Streisand

2001 Al Pacino

2002 Harrison Ford

2003 Gene Hackman

2004 Michael Douglas

2005 Robin Williams

2006 Anthony Hopkins

2007 Warren Beatty

2009 Steven Spielberg

2010 Martin Scorsese

2011 Robert De Niro

2012 Morgan Freeman

2013 Jodie Foster

2014 Woody Allen

2015 George Clooney

2016 Denzel Washington

2017 Meryl Streep

2018 Oprah Winfrey


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