Oprah Winfrey announced as winner of Cecil B. Demille Award
Oprah Winfrey will be honoured with the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes. Each year the recipient of the prestigious award is selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) board of directors and must be someone who has made “an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.” She is most “celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades.” “As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, she has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today.
She is best known as the host of her multi-award- winning talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which came to an end in 2011, Winfrey is also the founder of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which provides education for “academically gifted” girls from disadvantaged backgrounds and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and celebrating the school’s seventh graduating class.
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