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Social Media Erupts After Oprah's Golden Globes Speech (Video)

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Fans of television personality Oprah Winfrey are convinced that the media mogul is preparing for a presidential run in 2020 after she delivered a rousing speech at the Golden Globes (video below).

Winfrey was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award during the 75th annual Golden Globes on Jan. 7, The Inquisitr reported. She received three standing ovations during her acceptance speech, prompting several social media users to speculate on whether Winfrey will run for president in 2020.

The television icon's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, did not rule out the possibility of a 2020 presidential campaign.

"It's up to the people," Graham told the Los Angeles Times. "She would absolutely do it."

"I thought that speech was incredible. I got goosebumps," added Gayle King, Winfrey's good friend.

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During her speech, Winfrey encouraged everyone to always speak out against injustice and to come together as one. She referenced the #MeToo movement, Recy Taylor and Rosa Parks.

"In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave: to say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome," Winfrey said, according to a transcript from The New York Times. "And I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning -- even during our darkest nights."

"So I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon!" she continued. "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 that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, 'Me too' again. Thank you."

Shortly after her rousing speech, the hashtag #Oprah2020 began trending on Twitter. But not everyone was convinced that having another celebrity run for president was such a good idea.

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"Celebrity candidates are a cheap and dangerous shortcut in what should be an organized, long term, unified front of people dedicated to important ideals," wrote one Twitter user. "We should work harder than making #oprah2020 trend on Twitter."

Still, supporters of the 63-year-old media mogul remained convinced that Winfrey would make a good president.

"If we're going to have a TV celebrity running the country, I'm all in for one who actually seems to be a bona fide stable genius #Oprah2020," wrote another user.

Sources: The Inquisitr, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Twitter (2) / Featured Image: Bill Ebbesen/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: aphrodite-in-nyc/FlickrObama White House

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