The Golden Globe Awards' obvious highlight was Oprah Winfrey's powerful acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award. When she took the stage to accept her award, she recounted when she saw Sidney Poitier become the first black man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964.
"I had never seen a black man celebrated like that," she said. "It's not lost on me that there are little girls watching me right now as I become the first black woman to win this award." She also brought up the sexual assault and misconduct allegations that have recently dominated the conversation in Hollywood, saying, "What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool that we all have."
Her speech proved so captivating that fans began campaigning for her to make a run to be the next President of the United States, making #Oprah2020 a trending topic. She's only vaguely hinted at a presidential run in the past, though. "I never considered the question even a possibility," Oprah told Bloomberg earlier this year. "I just thought, ‘Oh. Oh.’ I thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ Now I’m thinking, ‘Oh!’"
Funny enough, as pointed out on Twitter, Adult Swim cartoon The Boondocks predicted her becoming president in 2020 over ten years ago. The 2006 season one episode "Return of the King" ended with a shot of a Nov. 8, 2020 newspaper that's headlined, "Oprah Winfrey Elected President."
Since Oprah 2020 is trending let me remind you that the Boondocks predicted this 12 years ago. #DoYouEvenComicBook #DYECB pic.twitter.com/BfemFuyOfu— #DYECB (@TASKvsTheWorld) January 8, 2018
Obviously it remains to be seen if Oprah will actually run for president in the future, but following the speech, two of her close friends told CNN Money that she has been "actively thinking" about running in 2020.
Meanwhile, professional Twitter baby Donald Trump Jr. decided to cry about a joke NBC tweeted about Oprah being the future President of the United States.
In case anyone had any doubts about where the media stands this should take care of it. The bias against @realDonaldTrump is now so obvious they have simply given up hiding it.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 8, 2018
Can you trust anything they say at this point?
Americans see the truth in job #s & in their wallets! https://t.co/uu4KbW82UO
Strange. Seems that @nbc took down there tweet. In case you missed it here it is. pic.twitter.com/gjOXbj3IKO— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 8, 2018