Everybody And Their Mama Showed Up For The Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening Gala

October 7, 2019  |  
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Over the weekend, director, writer and actor Tyler Perry celebrated the opening of his new studio, Tyler Perry Studios, with a gala in Atlanta on Saturday night. The 50-year-old hosted a who’s who of Hollywood at his new 330 acre studio, including legends whom who he said inspired him and were honored throughout the night, including Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Will Smith, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson and more. The massive turnout was heartwarming to Perry.

“For people to drop what they’re doing in their very busy schedules to come and join me in this moment is beyond anything I could’ve imagined,” he told Variety on the red carpet for the gala. “It makes me happy. It makes me want to cry. It makes me grateful. It’s just I’m beyond. I’m over the moon right now.”

To give you an idea of the caliber of famous faces who showed up, there was Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Oprah and Stedman Graham and many, many more.

Hit the flip to see who got all gussied up to celebrate the opening of the first ever outright Black-owned film studio. Get ready, there were many of your faves:

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Jeannie Mai & Jeezy

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Colin Kaepernick & Nessa

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Stedman Graham

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Tina Knowles & Richard Lawson

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Michelle Williams

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Kelly Rowland

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La La Anthony

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Cicely Tyson

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Kyla Pratt

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Tamron Hall

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Storm Reid

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Michael Ealy & Khatira Rafiqzada

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Maxine Waters & Sid Williams

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Gabourey Sidibe

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Taraji P. Henson & Kelvin Hayden

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Tamera Mowry-Housley & Adam Housley

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Loni Love

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Halle Berry

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Monica

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Debbie Allen & Phylicia Rashad

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Viola Davis & Julius Tennon

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Ava DuVernay

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Usher

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Iyanla Vanzant

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Kirk Franklin & Tammy Collins

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Tika Sumpter

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Tevin Campbell

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Kym Whitley & Tamala Jones

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Keshia Knight Pulliam

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T.D. Jakes

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Patti LaBelle

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Evander Holyfield & Guest

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Lance Gross & Rebecca Jefferson

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David & Jessica Oyelowo

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Samuel L. Jackson

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Stacey Abrams

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Don Lemon & Tim Malone

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Spike Lee

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Tiffany Haddish

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Gladys Knight

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Tamela & David Mann

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Demetria McKinney

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2 Chainz & Kesha Ward

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Terrence Howard & Miranda Pak

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Tyrese

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Chris Tucker

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Maxwell

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Ludacris & Eudoxie Bridges

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Jenifer Lewis

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Michael Jai White & Gillian Iliana Waters

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Jazmine Sullivan

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Jill Scott

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Anita Baker & Guest

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Gayle King

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Loretta Devine

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Sheryl Lee Ralph

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Shirley Caesar

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Whoopi Goldberg & Alex Martin

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