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