Oprah Winfrey gives stirring speech after receiving award at Golden Globes

Winfrey made a stirring speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony where she become the first black woman to be honoured with the Cecil B Demille Award for her contribution to entertainment.

Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Golden Globe Awards on 7 January, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. Picture: AFP

NEW YORK - Oprah Winfrey says for too long women have not been heard or believed.

Winfrey made a stirring speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony where she become the first black woman to be honoured with the Cecil B DeMille award for her contribution to entertainment.

It was a speech that moved those who heard it in the ceremony venue itself and far beyond.

"For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up."

There have been rumours that Winfrey may run for the US presidency and many say that her speech last night paved the way for this to be a reality.

At the start of the show, host Seth Myers joked about forbidding her to run, in the hopes that she may very well do so.