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She ended her speech with a call to young girls. And I just hope-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. That's what makes them a good venue for takeover. And E!, which normally inquires about dresses and asks women to pose for photos of their shoes and nails, broadcast interview after interview in which these activists were introduced and their organizations named.

At the start of the Golden Globes on Sunday, host Seth Meyers playfully encouraged Winfrey to run against Trump. "You do not have what it takes", Meyers said, while also proposing actor Tom Hanks as a vice presidential candidate.

Meyers suggested Christopher Plummer, who'd replaced Spacey as John Paul Getty in All the Money in the World, might do the same for House of Cards: "I hope he can do a Southern accent, because Kevin Spacey sure couldn't".

When NBC, which aired the awards show, tweeted from its main Twitter account a GIF of Winfrey from the awards show with the caption, "Nothing but respect for OUR future president", many on Twitter were left confused. Issa Rae read one, Billy Eichner read one, Jessica Chastain read one.

The occasion was "Golden Globes Awards", the glitzy annual Hollywood mutual love fest of film and TV actors, producers, directors, costume designers, musical-score composers and set designers at the Beverly Hilton.

The theme was echoed by Laura Dern, victor of a best supporting actress for Big Little Lies, who said: "Many of us were taught not to tattle".

During the ceremony, Nicole Kidman also won the first award of the night for her role as a victim of domestic violence.

The most self-critical moment of the night may have come right after Winfrey's speech, when Natalie Portman, presenting the best director award, noted that they were all male nominees, a reference to just how few female helmers have been recognized in all of the industry's major award shows.

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The main winners of the night included Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which took home best drama, best screenplay and best actress in a drama for Frances McDormand. As is so often the case, the women being heard were mostly white, and numerous off-screen creators of the pieces they'd worked on are men.

On Sunday Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to be awarded a Golden Globe for lifetime achievement, and in her usual style delivered an impassioned speech in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

She added: "Their time is up".

In her fiery acceptance speech, she mentioned Recy Taylor, a 24-year old mother who was raped by six white men, who were never convicted, in 1944.

Winfrey said the #MeToo movement transcends culture, geography, race, religion, politics and workplace, from farm fields to tech fields.

"Switched back to the Golden Globes to watch Oprah get her award", MSNBC's Joy Reid tweeted.

Best animated film went to the Pixar release "Coco". Ewan McGregor won for the third season of FX's Fargo.

Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale", another uncannily timed series about a dystopian former United States where women no longer have any rights, also cleaned up, winning best TV drama. It named the show best comedy series and its star, Rachel Brosnahan, the best comedy actress. They are domestic workers and farm workers.

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