At this year’s 2108 Golden Globe Awards, Oprah Winfrey in her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award, she referenced the effect seeing Sidney Poitier win the 1964 Oscar Award for Best Actor had on her, and how it was not lost on her the effect she could be having at the moment with little girls watching her, as the first African-American Women to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Awards. In a powerful statement to women and the world see Oprah’s rousing speech as well as Sidney Poitier’s speech at the 1964 Oscar Awards and also clips from some of his most riveting performances.

 

Oprah Winfrey’s Speech

Sidney Poitier’s Speech