"The tweet was sent out by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the live broadcast", said a spokesperson in a statement on Monday.
Winfrey, a filmmaker, actor, philanthropist, Presidential Medal Of Freedom victor and star of the upcoming adaptation "A Wrinkle in Time", said speaking up is more important now than ever, as the media and the very idea of facts are under siege.
Oprah Winfrey summed up the evening's mood, saying "a new day is on the horizon" when she accepted the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night.
Winfrey never mentioned President Trump in her speech, but alluded to him when she noted the "press is under siege these days".
Winfrey ended her speech Sunday with a rallying cry for girls on the topic of the "Me Too" movement, which was the focus of Hollywood's first awards show since allegations of sexual misconduct swept the entertainment industry and then expanded into almost every other industry. But that doesn't mean those polled wanted her to throw her hat into the ring; just over one in five said Winfrey should run in 2020, and 69 percent said she shouldn't.
Taylor was an African American woman from Abbeville, Alabama who was abducted and raped on her way home from a church in 1944 by six armed white men when she was 24 years old.
She indicated that the same thought had crossed her mind after Trump's election: "I thought, 'Oh gee, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough.' And now I'm thinking, 'Oh".
Oprah Winfrey is a veteran talk show host and media mogul, with Forbes estimating her net worth at $2.8 billion.
A March 2017 poll by Quinnipiac University that handed Trump a 41 percent job approval rating, said 52 percent of respondents had a favorable opinion of Winfrey. "So, if that's true, I just want to say, Oprah, you will never be president".
It was very important to all of us involved with Time's Up that it not just be about the women of Hollywood because we're already a privileged group but to extend to the women of the world because as I said tonight there isn't a culture, a race, a religion, a politic, a workplace that hasn't been affected by it.
"It is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice, to tyrants and victims and secrets and lies", she said. "I am there for her".
The drumbeat for a potential Winfrey presidential run began nearly as soon as the Golden Globes kicked off, as host Seth Meyers jokingly told Winfrey not to run. "You do not have what it takes", Meyers said, while also proposing actor Tom Hanks as a vice presidential candidate.
The evening's anticipated centerpiece, Oprah Winfrey's acceptance speech for the Cecile B. DeMille Award, did not disappoint.
Accepting her award, McDormand granted she was befuddled at the identities of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but gave them credit. "It's the greatest gift you can ever give".
"I actually never thought that that was -- I never considered the conversation even a possibility".
Messing referenced the departure from E! of host Catt Sadler, who has said she was making about half the pay of her male counterpart, Jason Kennedy. Dern was joined by farmworker advocate Monica Ramirez, Michelle Williams with "Me Too" founder Tarana Burke, and Meryl Streep with domestic worker advocate Ai-jen Poo.