Anne Bancroft

Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes speech a moving jolt of moral authority

Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes speech a moving jolt of moral authority

The Golden Globes award telecast is not one of the first places I would go looking for moral authority.

Historically a somewhat boozy event hosted by a group that once seemed more a public relations arm of Hollywood than a journalistic organization, it was not exactly a font of righteousness

But Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech Sunday night was a shot of moral authority for a culture desperately feeling the need for a powerful voice to provide some righteous leadership.

And did she ever provide it in a speech that ran just under 8 ½ minutes as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Social media lit up before it was barely over with talk of Winfrey...

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