“I watched Denzel, Queen Oprah, Spike, Whoopi, Sir Poitier, Will, Halle , Dame Cicely and our angels John Singleton and Diahann Carroll honored,” she wrote in the caption. “Generations of blood, sweat and tears, success, excellence and brilliance. It makes me so proud, so full, I could not stop crying.”
She ended the post by thanking Perry, who she called her “Virgo brother,” for inspiring her “to dream even bigger.”
On Saturday, the filmmaker held the opening gala for the 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios. It is the first ever black-owned studio lot and is one of the largest in the country. It features 12 sound stages, which are each named after an iconic black actor.
Before the event got underway Saturday, Perry told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he wanted his success to feel like “inspiration.”
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Tyler Perry invited all of his celebrity friends to the opening of his 330-acre movie studio lot on the old Fort McPherson land in Atlanta. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg and more all walked the red carpet for the star-studded event. (Video by Ryon Horne and Rodney Ho)