The Extraordinary Life of Oprah Winfrey, Cecil B. deMille Honoree 2018

by Ana Maria Bahiana December 13, 2017
Oprah Winfrey Presnet at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards
Oprah at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards
Oprah Winfrey at the 1986 Golden Globe Awards
Oprah 1978
Oprah and Ava DuVernay premiere Queen Sugar, 2016
OPrah, Reese Withserpoon and Mindy Kaling, D23, 2017
Oprah Winfrey in campaign with and for Barack Obama, 2007
Oprah receives Presidnetial Medal of Freedom, 2013
Oprah Winfrey receives an award from Quincy Jones, 2003
Oprah in Sydney with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
On the set of The Color Purple, 1985
Oprah and Steven Spielberg
Oprah at the graduation of the 2011 class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girl
OPrah at HFPA press conference, 2017

"I am the same person that I would have been if I was going to be the 4th grade teacher that I was going to be. I would have been a dynamic 4th grade teacher, I would have won the teacher of the year award for sure, (laughter) but I am the same person. So I can’t know what people feel or how they see it, because who sits around thinking about that? I just in my mind try to go my own way, remain true to myself", Oprah told us recently. From her difficult childhood to her harsh adolescence, nothing was ever easy or taken for granted in the journey of our 2018 Cecil B. deMille recipient. And yet here she is - an industry leader, a cultural icon, an accomplished actress and producer and a philanthropist devoted to removing for others the obstacles that once stood in her way. The Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey go way back - to 1986, to be precise. But her amazing journey goes even further, in all directions.