03/05/2011 12:09 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tyler Perry's Rise Above Party

Hundreds of guests danced the night away at Tyler Perry's 1st annual "Rise Above Celebration" at Boulevard3 in Hollywood. It was a big night for Tyler Perry, who had just come from the NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium. His film "For Colored Girls" won awards for "Best Film" and "Best Supporting Actress."Perry also won "Best Comedy Series" for "Tyler Perry's House of Payne." Guests included radio personality (and Oprah's BFF) Gayle King, singer Gladys Knight, actor Forest Whitaker, and athlete Barry Bonds. Mary J. Blige performed for the crowd.

Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

Tyler Perry's Rise Above Celebration