Meryl Streep Says Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Made Her 'Remember What a Real Leader Sounds Like' (Exclusive)

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Meryl Streep is here for Oprah Winfrey!

ET's Lauren Zima caught up with the 68-year-old actress at Tuesday night's National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York City, where Streep continued to praise Winfrey for her empowering Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille acceptance speech.

"It made me remember what a real leader sounds like," Streep expressed. "What passion and conviction and principal attached to a speech and rhetoric, how it can pull us all together and really burn a hole in history. It just takes a few people, and courage begets courage, and that's what we need."

As far as Winfrey running for president and her Post co-star Tom Hanks becoming VP, the Oscar winner has "a few thoughts" on the matter.

Meryl Streep National Board of Review Gala
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During Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show Streep fully endorsed both Hanks and Winfrey for office.

"Where do I send my check?" she joking told DeGeneres.

But would she ever be interested in running for office?

"No," she quickly told ET on Tuesday night.

Winfrey's passionate speech at the Golden Globes left many awestruck and cheering from their seats as she touched on the Time's Up initiative and how things are about to change in the entertainment industry.

"I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon!" Winfrey said, as the audience rose from their chairs and erupted in applause. "And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are here tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody has to say, 'Me too,' again!"

See more of her speech in the video below.

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