“For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as chairman, CEO and founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards,” said Witherspoon.
"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 award." - Oprah receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award #GoldenGlobespic.twitter.com/8kv9u6JfGL
Celebrities coordinated their black wardrobe as a part of the Time’s Up movement. According to the New York Times, the organized campaign aims to fight sexual harassment, assault and inequality for women in all workplaces.