The media mogul and actress became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday night’s awards show. During her acceptance speech, Winfrey touched on sexual misconduct and her impressive career, and made a plea for press freedom.
Her strongest words came in the final moments of her speech, when she delivered a message of hope while calling for unity:
“I want all the girls watching to know a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure they are the leaders to take us to the time where nobody has to say ‘me too’ again.”
It didn’t take long for Twitter to react: Oprah for president.
“The internet is saying Oprah for president in 2020,” the Los Angeles Times told Winfrey, who replied, “I’m just glad I got through the speech!”
When asked if she’d consider a 2020 run, Winfrey told the Times, “Okay!” However, she also told Bloomberg that “I don’t” have plans to run.
Winfrey’s longtime partner Stedman Graham, meanwhile, told the Times that “she would absolutely do it.”
Here’s some of the best of what people had to say: