“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.
The 101-year-old legend has been a decades-long staple in Hollywood, with a resume that boasts credits in acting, producing and directing. He is one of the last living members of Hollywood’s Golden Age of cinema.
Douglas became an international star in the late 1940s. His sons, actor Michael Douglas and producer Joel Douglas, followed in their father’s footsteps, pursuing successful careers in Hollywood.
On Sunday, Kirk Douglas took the stage at the Golden Globes alongside his daughter-in-law, Catherine Zeta Jones, who is married to Michael Douglas. They presented the award for Best Screenplay: Motion Picture.
“In 1991, my father-in-law, this living Hollywood legend, Kirk, was recognized by they Writer’s Guild of America for his role in ending the Hollywood blacklist,” said Zeta Jones.
The audience applauded Douglas for hiring the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo to write “Spartacus.”
“I wrote a speech,” Douglas said turning to Zeta Jones, “but I don’t want to say it, because I could never follow you.”