Guest of honor Maya Angelou slipped into Thursday’s DGA tribute at the last minute but didn’t bring any star attitude with her.
“No one is below me and no one is above me,” Angelou said. “So to actually have my equals say ‘Thank you very much’ is very exciting.”
Her words didn’t put a damper on one reveler’s admiration.
“She taught me the power of words,” John Singleton said. “She’s inspired so many different creative people in so many ways. She’s practically the consigliere to Oprah Winfrey!”