Sterling K. Brown, Aziz Ansari make history at the Golden Globes

  • Sterling K. Brown, Aziz Ansari make history at the Golden Globes

Sterling K. Brown, Aziz Ansari make history at the Golden Globes

Some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said.

"I am all about Oprah 2020", said another Golden Globes victor, Allison Janney. If that is the case, Meyers told Winfrey during the awards show: "So if that's true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president!" "She would absolutely do it". "I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times".

"Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you all have", she advised in her rousing speech.

Earlier in the evening host Seth Meyers put the pressure on Oprah to run, suggesting Tom Hanks as her vice president which received some considerable applause.

"It's clear that you don't need government experience to be elected president of the United States, right?"

Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in 2015, shortly after announcing his presidential bid, that a 2016 ticket of Trump for president and Winfrey for vice president would be a lock for the White House.

"Oprah cometh", tweeted actress Amber Tamblyn, while musician Pharrell Williams called her the greatest of all time.

Asked whether she'd win in a race against Trump, she said she didn't know, but that doesn't matter.

Winfrey campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 and endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016.

"I will never have to know the answer to that, because I will never run for public office", she said. "When that new day finally dawns, it will be because a lot of magnificent women-many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men-are fighting hard to make sure they become the leaders to take us to the time where nobody has to say 'Me too, ' again". The moment, a highlight of the night, was the most talked-about speech, with Monday morning news show debating the chances that Winfrey will actually run. He was the first Asian American to do so, according to Twitter Moments.

"It was somewhere in Rosa Parks" heart nearly 11 years later when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery", Winfrey said.

Allison Janney accepts the award for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in "I, Tonya", at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Jan. 7, 2018.

After college, she went into journalism before reigning for 25 years as queen of the U.S. talk show, ushering in an era of confessional television before becoming the first black woman to own a television network.

With her vast audience and quickly relatable style, Winfrey has always been considered one of America's most influential celebrities.

"Winfrey linked to the column to her 40-plus million Twitter followers, writing, "@jpodhoretz Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!"

Oprah Winfrey Network did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment on her intentions.

"She's so important", Janney said.