The Internet Has Lost It's SH*T Over Oprah's Incredible Golden Globes Speech

8 January 2018, 11:46

Oprah Winfrey, Golden Globes
Oprah Winfrey, Golden Globes. Picture: NBC

By James Wilson-Taylor

Everyone from Mariah Carey to Shannon Purser has praised the TV personality online after she won the Cecil B. de Mille Award at the ceremony last night (Jan 7th).

The undoubted highlight of last night's (Jan 7th) 2018 Golden Globe Awards in LA was the powerful speech made by Oprah Winfrey as she accepted the Cecil B. de Mille Award for her "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment".

Making direct references to the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood over the last 12 months, Oprah's 9 minute speech gained universal praise and multiple standing ovations for her impassioned words:

"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."

Outside of the room, celebrities and fans on social media also expressed their praise and gratitude in the aftermath of the speech (with a few memes thrown in for good measure).

Here a handful of the best reactions to Oprah's speech we have spotted online: