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    Updated on Oct 10, 2019. Posted on Oct 6, 2019

    I Have FOMO Looking At These Pics Of Celebrities Who Attended Tyler Perry's Historic Gala

    #BlackExcellence indeed.

    This weekend, iconic actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry made history. He became the first black person to own a major film studio with the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia 👏🏾.

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    The landmark studio features 12 soundstages named after influential black actors, including Denzel Washington and the late Diahann Carroll, and is significant considering the 330-acre facility once served as a Confederate army base.

    The historic gala drew the likes of Beyoncé, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, and Oprah Winfrey, who also has a soundstage named in her honor. #BlackExcellence was definitely in the building. See who showed up and who showed out on the red carpet ahead:

    Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

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    Spike Lee

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    Whoopi Goldberg and her daughter Alex Martin

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    Vanessa Williams

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    Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams

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    Destiny's Child member Beyoncé didn't walk the red carpet, but she DID make a stunning surprise appearance inside the gala.

    Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

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    Colin Kaepernick

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    Patti LaBelle

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    Usher

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    Halle Berry

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    Chris Tucker

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    Cicely Tyson

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    Taraji P. Henson and her fiancé Kelvin Hayden

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    Tika Sumpter

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    Gabourey Sidibe

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    Maxwell

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    Ava DuVernay

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    Tyrese

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    Samuel L. Jackson

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    Tiffany Haddish

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    Michael Ealy

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    Tamera Mowry-Housley

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    Loni Love

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    Jeannie Mai and Jeezy

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    Ludacris and his wife Eudoxie Bridges

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    Don Lemon and his fiancé Tim Malone

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    Gladys Knight

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    John Lewis

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    Stacey Abrams

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    Kyla Pratt

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    Jermaine Dupri

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    Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy Collins

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    Gayle King

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    Iyanla Vanzant

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    Michael Jai White and Gillian Iliana Water

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    Tamela Mann and David Mann

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    Keshia Knight Pulliam

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    Lance Gross and his wife Rebecca Jefferson

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    Tina Knowles-Lawson

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    Monica

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    David Oyelowo

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    Jenifer Lewis

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    Maxine Waters and her husband Sid Williams

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    Jill Scott

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    T. D. Jakes

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    Bevy Smith

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    Anita Baker

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    Tamron Hall

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    Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad

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    Storm Reid

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    Terrence Howard and his fiancée Mira Pak

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    Geoffrey Owens

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    Sheryl Lee Ralph

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    Loretta Devine

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    Jazmine Sullivan

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    Tevin Campbell

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    Heather Hayslett Packer and Will Packer

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    BeBe Winans

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    Bernice King

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    Lynn Toler

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    Rachel Lindsay

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    China Anne McClain

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    Jennifer Lucas and Byron Allen

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    Kym Whitley

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    Julissa Bermudez

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    Demetria McKinney

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    April Ryan

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    2 Chainz

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    La La Anthony

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