Oprah Winfrey presents her fellow billionaire ‘brother’ Tyler Perry with Governors Award at Emmys

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On Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey presented her fellow billionaire ‘brother’ Tyler Perry with one of the top honors at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards – the Governors Award.

The 66-year-old OWN CEO – who’s a Grammy away from EGOT status – called the 51-year-old movie/TV mogul ‘a businessman who bet on himself, and by doing so showed the world that there’s a different path to ultimate success.’

Oprah described Tyler as a ‘man of deep faith’ and ‘a visionary,’ who ‘has done what no one had done before him – make it as an outsider.’  

High rollers: On Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey (L) presented her fellow billionaire 'brother' Tyler Perry (R) with one of the top honors at the Primetime Emmy Awards - the Governors Award

High rollers: On Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey (L) presented her fellow billionaire ‘brother’ Tyler Perry (R) with one of the top honors at the Primetime Emmy Awards – the Governors Award

Close: The 66-year-old OWN CEO - who's a Grammy away from EGOT status - called the 51-year-old movie/TV mogul 'a businessman who bet on himself, and by doing so showed the world that there's a different path to ultimate success'

Close: The 66-year-old OWN CEO – who’s a Grammy away from EGOT status – called the 51-year-old movie/TV mogul ‘a businessman who bet on himself, and by doing so showed the world that there’s a different path to ultimate success’

Back in 2013, Winfrey and Perry reprised their career-making roles as The Color Purple’s Sofia and 87-year-old grandmother-of-five Mabel Earlene ‘Madea’ Simmons in a promo for OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots.

The powerful pair also co-starred in Timothy Reckart’s 2017 Biblical animated movie The Star, and co-produced Lee Daniels’ 2009 drama Precious.

Unlike every other nominee, Tyler accepted his esteemed trophy in person at the virtual ABC telecast wearing an all-black Tom Ford tuxedo selected by his stylist Crystal Renee.

‘When I was about 19 years old, I left home and my grandmother, she gave me a quilt that she had made,’ Perry recalled. 

Admirer: Oprah described Tyler as a 'man of deep faith' and 'a visionary,' who 'has done what no one had done before him - make it as an outsider'

Admirer: Oprah described Tyler as a ‘man of deep faith’ and ‘a visionary,’ who ‘has done what no one had done before him – make it as an outsider’

Southern Belles: Back in 2013, Winfrey and Perry reprised their career-making roles as The Color Purple's Sofia and 87-year-old grandmother-of-five Mabel Earlene 'Madea' Simmons in a promo for OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots

Southern Belles: Back in 2013, Winfrey and Perry reprised their career-making roles as The Color Purple’s Sofia and 87-year-old grandmother-of-five Mabel Earlene ‘Madea’ Simmons in a promo for OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots

'Congratulations to my brother': The powerful pair also co-starred in Timothy Reckart's 2017 Biblical animated movie The Star, and co-produced Lee Daniels' 2009 drama Precious

‘Congratulations to my brother’: The powerful pair also co-starred in Timothy Reckart’s 2017 Biblical animated movie The Star, and co-produced Lee Daniels’ 2009 drama Precious

‘And this quilt was something I didn’t really care for. It had all these different colors and these different patches in it. And I was quite embarrassed by it. I had no value in it at all.’

The New Orleans-born, Atlanta-based showrunner later came across a similar quilt in a fancy antique store, which he discovered was sewn by a freed slave woman.

‘I became so embarrassed,’ admitted Tyler (born Emmitt Perry Jr.).

‘Here I was, a person who prides myself on celebrating our heritage, our culture, and I didn’t even recognize the value in my grandmother’s quilt. I dismissed her work and her story because it didn’t look like what I thought it should. Now, whether we know it or not, we are all sewing our own quilts with our thoughts, our behaviors, our experiences, and our memories.’ 

Man of the hour: Unlike other nominees, Tyler accepted his esteemed trophy in person at the virtual ABC telecast wearing an all-black Tom Ford tuxedo selected by his stylist Crystal Renee

Man of the hour: Unlike other nominees, Tyler accepted his esteemed trophy in person at the virtual ABC telecast wearing an all-black Tom Ford tuxedo selected by his stylist Crystal Renee

Perry recalled: 'When I was about 19 years old, I left home and my grandmother, she gave me a quilt that she had made. And this quilt was something I didn't really care for. It had all these different colors and these different patches in it. And I was quite embarrassed by it'

Perry recalled: ‘When I was about 19 years old, I left home and my grandmother, she gave me a quilt that she had made. And this quilt was something I didn’t really care for. It had all these different colors and these different patches in it. And I was quite embarrassed by it’

'I didn't even recognize the value in my grandmother's quilt': The New Orleans-born, Atlanta-based showrunner later came across a similar quilt in a fancy antique store, which he discovered was sewn by a freed slave woman

‘I didn’t even recognize the value in my grandmother’s quilt’: The New Orleans-born, Atlanta-based showrunner later came across a similar quilt in a fancy antique store, which he discovered was sewn by a freed slave woman

Tyler continued: 'I stand here tonight to say thank you to all of the people who are celebrating and know the value of every patch, and every story, and every color that makes up this quilt that is our business, this quilt that is our lives, this quilt that is America'

Tyler continued: ‘I stand here tonight to say thank you to all of the people who are celebrating and know the value of every patch, and every story, and every color that makes up this quilt that is our business, this quilt that is our lives, this quilt that is America’

Perry continued: ‘I stand here tonight to say thank you to all of the people who are celebrating and know the value of every patch, and every story, and every color that makes up this quilt that is our business, this quilt that is our lives, this quilt that is America.

‘Because in my grandmother’s quilt, there are no patches that represented Black people on television. But in my quilt, her grandson is being celebrated by the Television Academy. I thank you for this. God bless you.’

The Madea’s Farewell Play star went from being homeless to employing 400 people at his $250M, 330-acre Confederate Army base-turned-studio in Atlanta with 12 sound stages, which he acquired in 2015.

Tyler’s hunger for success on his own terms stemmed from witnessing his father getting stiffed by an employer, and his mother warned him: ‘Don’t you ever stand by the door waiting on white folks to do nothing for you.’

Boss: Perry went from being homeless to employing 400 people at his $250M, 330-acre Confederate Army base-turned-studio in Atlanta with 12 sound stages, which he acquired in 2015 (pictured October 8)

Boss: Perry went from being homeless to employing 400 people at his $250M, 330-acre Confederate Army base-turned-studio in Atlanta with 12 sound stages, which he acquired in 2015 (pictured October 8)

The Madea's Farewell Play star hunger for success on his own terms stemmed from witnessing his father getting stiffed by an employer, and his mother warned him: 'Don't you ever stand by the door waiting on white folks to do nothing for you'

The Madea’s Farewell Play star hunger for success on his own terms stemmed from witnessing his father getting stiffed by an employer, and his mother warned him: ‘Don’t you ever stand by the door waiting on white folks to do nothing for you’

Backstage, Tyler - who's well known for his frequent charitable acts - chatted with presenter Laverne Cox (2-L) as crew members wearing masks stood by between segments

Backstage, Tyler – who’s well known for his frequent charitable acts – chatted with presenter Laverne Cox (2-L) as crew members wearing masks stood by between segments

Bearded duo: Perry also bumped into Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, who presented Watchmen with the Emmy for outstanding limited series

Bearded duo: Perry also bumped into Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, who presented Watchmen with the Emmy for outstanding limited series

Backstage, Perry – who’s well known for his frequent charitable acts – chatted with presenter Laverne Cox as crew members wearing masks stood by between segments.

The A Fall from Grace director also bumped into Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, who presented Watchmen with the Emmy for outstanding limited series.

Tyler – who is building a 35K-square-foot mansion with its own private jet runway – is father to five-year-old son Aman with his partner since 2009, Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele.

Babymama: The A Fall from Grace director - who is building a 35K-square-foot mansion with its own private jet runway - is father to five-year-old son Aman with his partner since 2009, Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele (R, pictured October 8)

Babymama: The A Fall from Grace director – who is building a 35K-square-foot mansion with its own private jet runway – is father to five-year-old son Aman with his partner since 2009, Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele (R, pictured October 8)

72nd Primetime Emmy Awards winners

Outstanding Drama Series 

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

Killing Eve

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Stranger Things

Succession – WINNER

Top dog: Succession earned Outstanding Drama Seris as creator Jesse Armstrong accepted the honor in a hotel in London

Top dog: Succession earned Outstanding Drama Seris as creator Jesse Armstrong accepted the honor in a hotel in London

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me

The Good Place

Insecure

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

What We Do in the Shadows

 

Outstanding Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America

Unbelievable

Unorthodox

Watchmen – WINNER

 

Lead Actor, Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Steve Carell, The Morning Show

Brian Cox, Succession

Billy Porter, Pose

Jeremy Strong, Succession – WINNER

 

Lead Actress, Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Laura Linney, Ozark

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Zendaya, Euphoria – WINNER

Golden: Zendaya earned the big win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on HBO series Euphoria

Golden: Zendaya earned the big win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on HBO series Euphoria

 

Lead Actor, Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

 

Lead Actress, Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

 

Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Jeremy Irons, Watchmen

Hugh Jackman, Bad Education

Paul Mescal, Normal People

Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True – WINNER

 

Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Shira Haas, Unorthodox

Regina King, Watchmen – WINNER

Octavia Spencer, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere 

 

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Nicholas Braun, Succession

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show – WINNER

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Mark Duplass, The Morning Show

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

 

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Julia Garner, Ozark – WINNER

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve

Sarah Snook, Succession

Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Mahershala Ali, Ramy

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

William Jackson Harper, The Good Place

Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Sweeping the board: Daniel Levy won Supporting Actor in a comedy series as Schitt's Creek swept the categories

Sweeping the board: Daniel Levy won Supporting Actor in a comedy series as Schitt’s Creek swept the categories

 

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place

Betty Gilpin, Glow

Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Yvonne Orji, Insecure

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

 

TV Movie

American Son

Bad Education – WINNER

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend   

 

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie 

Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America – WINNER

Toni Collette, Unbelievable

Margo Martindale, Mrs. America

Jean Smart, Watchmen

Holland Taylor, Hollywood

Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America

 

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen – WINNER

Jovan Adepo, Watchmen

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend

Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Dylan McDermott, Hollywood

Jim Parsons, Hollywood

 

Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – WINNER

The week's news: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver kept their streak going winning its fifth straight Variety Talk series gong

The week’s news: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver kept their streak going winning its fifth straight Variety Talk series gong

 

Reality Competition Program

The Masked Singer

Nailed It!

RuPaul’s Drag Race – WINNER

Top Chef

The Voice

 

Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Drunk History

Saturday Night Live – WINNER

Reality Host 

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

Nicole Byer, Nailed It!

Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank

Padma Lakshmi, and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It

RuPaul, Drag Race – WINNER

Hello hello hello: RuPaul won Outstanding Reality Show as RuPaul's Drag Race also earned Outstanding Reality Competition Program

Hello hello hello: RuPaul won Outstanding Reality Show as RuPaul’s Drag Race also earned Outstanding Reality Competition Program

 

Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Love Is Blind

Queer Eye – WINNER

Shark Tank

A Very Brady Renovation

 

Unstructured Reality Program

Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Lunch Break And Pasta Night

Cheer – WINNER

Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked

We’re Here

 

Guest Actress, Comedy

Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Bette Midler, The Politician

Maya Rudolph, The Good Place

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live – WINNER

Wanda Sykes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Saturday Night Live

Hilarious: Maya Rudolph earned her first ever Emmy for her portrayal of Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live

Hilarious: Maya Rudolph earned her first ever Emmy for her portrayal of Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live

 

Guest Actor, Comedy

Brad Pitt, Saturday Night Live

Adam Driver, Saturday Night Live

Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live – WINNER

Dev Patel, Modern Love

Fred Willard, Modern Family

 

Guest Actress, Drama

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black

Cherry Jones, Succession – WINNER

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder

Harriet Walter, Succession

 

Guest Actor, Drama

Jason Bateman, The Outsider

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us – WINNER

James Cromwell, Succession

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

Andrew Scott, Black Mirror

Martin Short, The Morning Show

 

Documentary or Nonfiction Series

American Masters

Hillary

McMillion$

The Last Dance – WINNER

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness

Took that personally: Michael Jordan 10-part docuseries The Last Dance won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

Took that personally: Michael Jordan 10-part docuseries The Last Dance won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

 

Documentary or Nonfiction Special

The Apollo – WINNER

Beastie Boys Story

Becoming

The Great Hack

Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time

 

Animated Program

Big Mouth

Bob’s Burgers

BoJack Horseman

Rick And Morty – WINNER

The Simpsons

 

Writing for a Comedy Series

Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Happy Ending) – WINNER

Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, What We Do In The Shadows (Collaboration)

Tony McNamara, The Great (The Great)

Stefani Robinson, What We Do In The Shadows (On The Run)

Michael Schur, The Good Place (Whenever You’re Ready)

Paul Simms, What We Do In The Shadows (Ghosts)

David West Read, Schitt’s Creek (The Presidential Suite)

 

Writing for a Drama Series

Jesse Armstrong, Succession (This Is Not for Tears) – WINNER

Miki Johnson, Ozark (Fire Pink)

Peter Morgan, The Crown (Aberfan)

Chris Mundy, Ozark (All In)

Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul (Bad Choice Road)

John Shiban, Ozark (Boss Fight)

Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul (Bagman)

 

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special

Tanya Barfield, Mrs. America (Shirley)

Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable (Episode 1)

Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen (This Extraordinary Being)- WINNER

Sally Rooney and Alice Birch, Normal People (Episode 3)  

Dynamic duo: Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson won Outstanding  Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special for Watchmen

Dynamic duo: Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson won Outstanding  Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special for Watchmen

  

Directing for a Limited Series

Lenny Abrahamson, Normal People (Episode 5)

Steph Green, Watchmen (Little Fear Of Lightning)

Nicole Kassell, Watchmen (It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice)

Maria Schrader, Unorthodox – WINNER

Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere (Find A Way)

Stephen Williams, Watchmen (This Extraordinary Being)

 

Directing for a Variety Series

Dime Davis, A Black Lady Sketch Show, (Born At Night, But Not Last Night)

Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Live Show; Chris Christie; Nathaniel Rateliff)

Linda Mendoza, Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Flame Monroe)

David Paul Meyer, “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Dr. Fauci Answers Trevor’s Questions About Coronavirus)

Paul Pennolino and Christopher Werner, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (Episode 629)

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (Host: Eddie Murphy) – WINNER

 

 

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