ICYMI: Oprah Winfrey is the First Black Woman to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

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As Golden Globe season approaches, we’re reminded of just how much catching up the entertainment industry has to do. But on the bright side, Oprah Winfrey breaks another ceiling as she will be the first Black woman to receive the Golden Globe’s prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. Joining the ranks of Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Sidney Poitier, Lucille Ball, Robin Williams and more, the talk show guru/actress/network owner is being recognized as “a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.

In a statement, Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna said, “As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, she has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today. 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.

Ms. Winfrey will be feted at the 75th Annual Golden Globes ceremony airing January 7, 2018 on NBC. Congratulations on this beyond-deserved honor, Oprah!

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