OSCARS 2017

Oscars 2017: Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps Hit the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards

The last stop on their awards show season tour.


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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps’ friendship goes way back. The actresses both starred on Dawson’s Creek together, and have stayed close throughout the years.

Philipps has been by Williams’ side throughout the press tour for Manchester By the Sea, so it only makes sense that they attended the 2017 Academy Awards hand in hand. At a screening of the film in December of 2016, Williams explained: ”She’s proof that the love of your life does not have to be a man!,” she said. ”That’s the love of my life right there.”

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Shortly after, Williams brought Philipps to the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which Philipps later joked about on Instagram in a bathroom selfie, writing, ”Michelle and I like this picture of ourselves in a porta potty better than any red carpet pics we saw. So here you go.”

Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams attend The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on December 11, 2016.

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A few weeks later, the pair attended the Golden Globes, where Philipps shared her admiration for Williams: “You know how you have best friends but then you have that best, best, best friend, that’s her,” she told People.

Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps arrive to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017.

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Most recently, the pair made a joint appearance at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where they wore coordinating, sequined dresses.

Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29, 2017.

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Given their history, it’s only fitting that Williams opted to wrap up awards show season alongside Philipps—setting a new bar for celebrity and non-celebrity friendships alike.

A Brief History of Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps’ Friendship on the Red Carpet

Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2006.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2006.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2010.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2011.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2011.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2011.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2011.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2012.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2012.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2012.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2012.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2012.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2012.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2016.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2016.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2016.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2016.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2017.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2017.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2017.

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Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps in 2017.

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Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams attend the 2018 InStyle and Warner Bros. 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for InStyle )

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Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips attend the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

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