Even Oprah can somehow separate herself from the most famous celebrities making her seem even more powerful and influential than what she already is. Celebrities like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Diddy, T.I., and more were politely shooed away by President-Elect Obama prior to his victory speech last night at Grant Park Chicago. The president-elect extended his welcome to the innaugration in January though. But Oprah was allowed to cheer Obama on amongst the crowd of 200,000 in Chicago last night, and said the following to British cable network BBC:

“It feels like hope won,” the TV icon told Britain’s BBC. “It feels like there’s a shift in consciousness. It feels like something really big and bold has happened here, like nothing ever in our lifetimes did we expect this to happen.”

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