Here's the Moment Sidney Poitier Inspired Oprah to Become, Well, Oprah

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Image Source: Getty / Paul Drinkwater As the stars descended upon Los Angeles for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, there was one speech we were already impatiently waiting to hear: Oprah Winfrey's acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Of course, Oprah inspired and empowered us, speaking about sexual harassment, the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, and the future for women and, well, everyone from this day forward. One of her biggest moments from the speech, however, was focused on the past and the actor who inspired her to want to achieve greatness: Sidney Poitier. "In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: 'The winner is Sidney Poitier.' Up to the
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