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    19 Times Famous Women Supported Each Other In The Most Unapologetic Ways Possible

    "What you do on this show with such intelligence, grace, and sensitivity — I am in awe of you." —Mary Tyler Moore to Oprah

    1. When Taraji P. Henson gave Viola Davis, the first black woman to win Lead Actress for a Drama Series, a standing ovation at the Emmys.


    And Viola Davis thanked her fellow actresses right back.

    2. When Meryl Streep lost the Oscar to her BFF, Cher, in 1988 and reacted by leaping up in pure joy.


    3. When Selena Gomez showed her undying support for Taylor Swift during the whole Scooter Braun drama.

    Instagram: @selenagomez / Jason Merritt/TERM / Getty Images

    4. When Beyoncé and her husband accepted their Brit Award with an iconic portrait of Meghan Markle in the background.


    "In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas." —Beyoncé

    5. When Oprah's hero, Mary Tyler Moore, gave her the ULTIMATE surprise and thanked her for changing the world of television.


    6. When Jameela Jamil stood with Gabrielle Union when America's Got Talent dropped Union from the show because she filed concerns about a racist and sexist atmosphere.

    Twitter: @jameelajamil / Frazer Harrison / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @jameelajamil

    "I am lucky to work with really good people at @nbc and am sad and angry to know this has been going on in that same network. I stand with @itsgabrielleu all the way. They should bring her back, with a big raise, and remove @SimonCowell instead. 🤙"

    7. When Billie Eilish let the world know Ariana Grande should've won the Grammy for Album of the Year instead.

    billie said that ariana deserved the award, and ariana said that it's okay. this friendship. 😭😭😭💞💞💞

    8. When Cher sent out this thoughtful tweet after Madonna fell down at the Brit Awards.

    Heard Madonna Fell On Stage😱 This is Something WE ALL DREAD‼️ “MADGE, I GIVE U PROPS,U R a CHAMP 4 FINISHING YOUR SONG‼️I HOPE U R UNHURT💋

    9. When Lily Tomlin rocked a purse that had her Grace and Frankie co-star and longtime pal, Jane Fonda's, mugshot on it.

    Lily Tomlin's clutch is covered in a print made up of Jane Fonda's mugshot. Legends only.

    10. When Willow Smith revealed on Red Table Talk she used to harm herself, and Jada made sure to focus on what was really important.


    11. When Sandra Oh got up and hugged the heck out of her Killing Eve co-star, Jodie Comer, for winning an Emmy.


    12. When Oprah hosted a Legends Ball, an event when young women in Hollywood celebrated the powerful trailblazers who came before them.


    The legends included Maya Angelou, Tina Turner, Ruby Dee, and Diana Ross.

    13. When Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, and other big figures worked together to fight sexual assault against women with the Time's Up movement.

    TIME'S UP Now / Via

    14. When Lady Gaga couldn't help but dance her heart out during Janelle Monáe's 2019 Grammy performance.

    lady gaga LIVING for janelle monáe’s performance. we stan.

    15. When Julie Andrews made a Facebook status to support Carol Burnett's show on Netflix.

    Facebook: @JulieAndrews

    16. When Anne Hathaway shared magazine covers of ALL of her beautiful Ocean's 8 co-stars on Instagram.

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    17. When Aretha Franklin honored Carole King at the Kennedy Center with a performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," a hit King wrote for Franklin back in the '60s.


    King co-wrote the song with her ex-husband, Gerry Goffin, and producer Jerry Wexler.

    18. When Missy Elliott kept Aaliyah's memory alive in the legendary music video, "Miss You."

    Twitter: @missyelliott / Blackground / Universal Music

    19. And when Adele made the time during her Grammys acceptance speech to talk about Beyoncé's impact.