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Stars Align for Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening

The first ever fully black-owned film studio is officially up and ready to make movie magic.

Tyler Perry and his glamorous friends gathered together to cut the figurative ribbon to his self-named groundbreaking baby. Oprah Winfrey was sure to attend the festivities as many other celebrities visited the black legend-inspired sound stage arena, that was once a Confederate army base. Beyonce and Jay-Z, Whoopi Goldberg, Ava DuVernay, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson and Cicely Tyson are just a few humbled examples.

The night, however, could not carry on before Tyler paid tribute to the late-Diahann Carroll, whose "level of grace, class and inspiration was just beyond anything I could ever imagine."

“The very fact that we were able to have her on the planet at the same time as we are, we should all be very, very blessed.”

Proud isn't a great enough word to express how The Steve Harvey Morning Show feels about Tyler Perry's great accomplishment. We're looking forward to the amazing art he'll be producing in the future.

Check out some pictures from the red carpet below!

Photos: Getty