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Oprah Winfrey: Chairman and CEO of her own cable network— OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network — Winfrey is currently an executive producer on series such as Greenleaf, Queen Sugar and Oprah’s Master Class. In 2017 she executive produced and starred in the Emmy nominated HBO original movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and in 2018 she will appear in Wrinkle in Time from Ava DuVernay. She is also the founder of O, The Oprah Magazine, and oversees Harpo Films. best known as the host of her multi-award-winning talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which came to an end in 2011. Ms. Winfrey has been celebrated by the HFPA before, with a Golden Globe Award nomination for her role in The Color Purple in 1986.
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.” HFPA president Meher Tatna stated Winfrey embodies this qualification for the generations she has “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,” Tatna said in a statement. “Holding titles such as Chairman, CEO and Founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards.”