In case you haven’t been paying attention: Keke Palmer is pretty cool. She’s been killing it on our screens since the early 2000s and has made a name for herself everywhere from music to TV to movies to Broadway. And all the while, she’s been telling it like it is—even when she has to say “sorry to this man” for it. On Wednesday, Keke was honoured by one of her equally-candid peers, Busy Philipps, for being an inspirational and truthful female voice in the entertainment industry.
At the #BlogHer19 Creators Summit in New York, Busy virtually presented Keke with the “Voices of the Year” Award and her presentation basically just turned into a gush-fest over the honouree.
“Keke, you deserve all the awards–you are such a star,” Busy said in a pre-recorded message. “This girl has all the talent. All of it. And she should get everything. I want you to have everything.” Same, Busy.
This moment made #VOTY Truth Teller Honoree @KekePalmer break down in tears at #BlogHer19 Creators Summit! Thanks, @BusyPhilipps, for virtually presenting #KekePalmer with her Voices of the Year award! We ❤️ you! pic.twitter.com/hgUWvXsLjt
— BlogHer (@BlogHer) September 19, 2019
The sweet message and award were a total surprise for Keke and the star got teary as she accepted. How in love are we with women supporting women? Before receiving the honour, Keke was interviewed by Style Caster entertainment editor Aramide Tinubu and SHE Media CEO Samantha Skey about her recent accolades, including her role in Hustlers and new permanent gig as co-host on Good Morning America.
Keke wasn’t the only inspiring woman sharing sage advice in the age of the internet. Other speakers included Sarah Jessica Parker, Connie Britton, Shadowhunters actress Katherine McNamara and YouTuber Hannah Hart, all offering their own unique insights.
Busy Philipps wants Keke Palmer to have everything—as she should
Connie BrittonConnie Britton presented artist and entrepreneur Alexandra Posen with her own “Voices of the Year” Award for her work founding Resistance by Design which started with the “HERWAVE 2018” scarf last year—an accessory that celebrated the diverse women running for Congress in the U.S. last November. courtesy of #BlogHer
Alexandra Posen and Connie BrittonAfterwards, Alexandra showed off her gorgeous celebratory scarf—even more celebratory now that it’s won her an award!courtesy of #BlogHer
Sarah Jessica ParkerSJP was also interviewed by SHE Media CEO, Samantha Skey on stage and talked primarily about developing her own wine with Invivo Wines. She expanded to address the challenges facing female entrepreneurs and encouraged the audience, “I think you need to be brave and pick up that phone because the worst that can happen is they say no and you move onto the next.” courtesy of #BlogHer
Katherine McNamaraOn a panel, Katherine talked about the importance of prominent women taking concrete action in the global fight for gender equality—particularly through involvement with The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. “Actors have become figures and have a voice in this day and age. I get to do what I love for a living, and it’s a way to have a voice and make powerful statements,” she said. courtesy of #BlogHer
Hannah HartSince so many women are finding a new liberation through internet content creation, Hannah Hart put a focus on how she’s been making her living through YouTube and YouTube-adjacent ventures for over 10 years. Any aspiring influencer knows Hannah Hart is a pretty fantastic source for all things internet!courtesy of #BlogHer
Shahadi Wright JosephYou might know Shahadi as “Young Nala” in the live-action Lion King and the actress was one of a handful of young ladies to receive this year’s RepresentHER Awards for “revolutionary impact in their craft and philanthropic ventures.” She was particularly pumped to meet Keke Palmer. Same, girl, same. courtesy of #BlogHer