Winfrey)获终身成就奖(the Cecil B. DeMille
Thank you, Reese.
In1964, I was a little girl sitting on thelinoleum 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 stage came the most elegant man I had
ever seen. I remember his tie was white and, of course, his skin was
black. And I’d never seen a black man being celebrated like that.
a stiff, smooth material that is used for covering floors
And I have tried many, many, many times to explain what a moment like
that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats, as my
mom came through the doorbone-tiredfrom cleaning other people’s
houses. But all I could do is quote and say that the explanation in
Sidney’s performance in “Lilies of the Field”: Amen, amen. Amen,
of the Field）中之均等句台词：“阿门，阿门，阿门，阿门。”
bone-tired [美国口语] 倦极的，累得腰酸背疼的，精疲力尽的
In1982,Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille Award right here
at the Golden Globes, and it is not lost on me that at this moment
there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman
to be given the same award. It is an honor and it is a privilege to
share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and
women who’ve inspired me,who’ve challenged me, who’ve sustained me
and made my journey to this stage possible:Dennis Swanson, who took
a chance on me for “A.M. Chicago,”Quincy Jones, who saw me on that
show and said to Steven Spielberg, “Yes, she is Sofia in ‘The Color
Purple,’”Gayle [King], who has been the definition of what a
friend is, andStedman [Graham], who has been my rock, just a few
I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., because we all
know that the press is under siege these days. But we also know that
it is the insatiable dedication and the absolute truth that keeps us
from turning a blind eye to corruption and injustice, totyrants
and victims and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the
press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated
times, which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking
your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially
proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and
empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.
tyrant：a ruler who has unlimited power over other people, and
uses it unfairly and cruelly 暴君；暴虐的食指；专横的食指
Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we
tell.And this year we became the story. But it’s not just a story
affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one thattranscends any
culture, geography, race, religion, politics or workplace. So I want
tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of
abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed,
bills to pay and dreams to pursue.
transcend：to go further, rise above, or be more important or
better than something, especially a limit 超越，超过，超出（尤指界限）
The best films are those which transcend national or cultural barriers.
They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic
workers. And farm workers. They are working in factories and they work
in restaurants and they’re in academia, and engineering, and medicine,
and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and
business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers
in the military. And there’s someone else:Recy Taylor. A name I know
and I think you should know too.
In1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and a mother. She was just
walking home from a church service she’d attended in Abbeville,
Ala., when she
was abducted by
six armed white men, raped and left blindfolded by the side of the
road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever
told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young
worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her
case. And together, they sought justice.
But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who
tried to destroy her were never [prosecuted].Recy Taylor died 10
days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have
lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men.
For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to
speak their truth to the power of those men.But their time is up.
Their time is up! Their time is up.And I just hope — I just hope
thatRecy Taylordied knowing that her truth, like the truth of so
many other women who weretormented in those years, and even
nowtormented, goes marching on.
torment：to cause a person or animal to suffer or worry
The animals aretormented mercilessly by flies and mosquitoes.
It was somewhere inRosa Parks‘ heart almost 11 years later when she
made the decision tostay seated on that bus inMontgomery, and it’s
here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man
who chooses to listen.
In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether in
television or through film, is tosay 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.
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 tomaintain hope for a brighter
morning,even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls
watching here now to know that a new day ison the horizon!
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.
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