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Oprah Winfrey "intrigued by the idea" of Running for US President

14 January 2018
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Ivanka Trump shared in the near-universal praise for Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes, but her opinion was still met with furious criticism.

This year's Golden Globes was a reflection of Hollywood's ongoing mass exorcism of the men who have sexually harassed and assaulted women, a movement that has spread from the downfall of Harvey Weinstein to several other major industries.

While getting ready to walk the red carpet, America Ferrara also posted a video to Instagram to explain why she wore black, saying, "I believe that every woman, everywhere has a voice, has power and deserves to live with safety and with dignity".

The dress code for the night was also "all black" making a further statement against sexual misconduct. Other actresses like Michelle Williams and Emma Watson invited activists as their guests on the red carpet to further raise awareness about those who are fighting for equality. The initiative features a legal fund that has grown tremendously to more than $15 million to support victims of sexual harassment, assault and discrimination.

As the night progressed, the ceremony saw crucial victories for diversity and social progress.

Not because we need the rich and famous to lead us by our impressionable noses. But, it has now emerged that none of these actors were invited to the Golden Globes to support the cause.

Sunny then added: "But it's more than winning".

The Golden Globes is a huge televised event because the glamorous venue and its people are broadcast to more than 236 countries. It won best picture, drama, best actress for Frances McDormand, best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell and best screenplay for writer-director Martin McDonagh.

-Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Nicole Kidman, "Big Little Lies".

The 2018 Golden Globes served as a powerful platform for the Time's Up movement, formed just a few weeks ago and already endorsed by hundreds of the entertainment industry's biggest names in response to the overwhelming number of women and men over the previous year to share their experiences about being sexually harassed, assaulted or otherwise mistreated. Becoming the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. De Mille lifetime achievement award, her speech wove together gender, poverty and race.

After giving the speech, Winfrey told Bloomberg News that her ambitions have not changed.

The 75th Golden Globes was an evening of historic firsts for diversity and women in the industry.

The awards are decided before hand by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the presenters have no knowledge of the winners before that night.

Leading the pack by the end of the night was "Three Billboards", Martin McDonagh's searing film about a mother who battles local authorities to solve her daughter's murder.

Seth Meyers's opening monologue was nearly entirely about the Me Too moment, from noting that it was kind of weird for a man to host the awards this year to joking that Weinstein will be back at the Globes "in 20 years, when he becomes the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam". That job fell nearly entirely to women.