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Editorial: Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech not grounds for presidency

Oprah Winfrey stands backstage at the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 10, 2018

A touching personal narrative and optimistic view of the future, both surging with classic American ideals — this was the blueprint of Oprah Winfrey’s much-applauded speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night. And according to Matt Bennett of USA Today, these are also the elements of presidential speech. Despite Winfrey’s repeated statements denying her interest in running for any public office, her...

Women in Hollywood won’t solve sexism alone

Meryl Streep and Ai-jen Poo arrive at the 75th Annual Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

January 9, 2018

Hating on Hollywood — the home of the unattainably beautiful and fabulously wealthy — has always been easy for those of us living in Pittsburgh’s somewhat colder climate. But with last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards marking the end of a year full of scandals and sexual misconduct in the entert...

Golden Globes offers few surprises

Jennifer Lawrence backstage at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Britnee Meiser / Staff Writer

January 12, 2016

For as much predictability as TV and film awards bring every year, it always feels better when the obvious choice isn’t the same as last year’s. Sunday night’s 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards saw much of the usual winners but with a few highlights that, while expected, will prevent this year’s awar...

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