Oprah owned Washington D.C. last night as she several other stars were saluted at the Kennedy Center Honors.
When President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a ceremony partly in your honor, you know you’re kind of a big deal. The media maven, who’s close with the first couple, joined several other honorees for a well-earned congratulations last night.
E! News reports that President Obama hosted the event, which paid tribute to people who have helped shaped American culture though the arts.
The highlight of Oprah’s tribute had to be Jennifer Hudson’s performance of “I’m Here” from the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. According to TheWashingtonTimes.com, the choir from Oprah’s college, Tennessee State University, provided J. Hud’s backup vocals.
With all the fanfare surrounding Oprah’s numerous nods, you almost forgot that last night’s ceremony wasn’t all about her.
For example, some dude named Paul McCartney was honored last night, too. Apparently, he was part of some group called The Beatles. Then another guy named Bill T. Jones was saluted for choreographing Fela!
Those who couldn’t get on the guest list for last night’s ceremony can watch The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors when it airs December 28 on ABC.
– Sonya Eskridge