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Poehler, Theron Moved To Tears At Power Of Women Lunch

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Actress Hannah Simone (L) presents an award to honoree Charlize Theron onstage during Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Variety)

Actress Hannah Simone (L) presents an award to honoree Charlize Theron onstage during Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women event presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Variety)

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textalerts180 Poehler, Theron Moved To Tears At Power Of Women Lunch

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Amy Poehler and Charlize Theron were moved to tears Friday, and it wasn’t for a role.

The actresses got emotional while being recognized for their philanthropic efforts at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon. Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal were also honored at the fifth annual event, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Poehler cried while discussing Worldwide Orphans’ outreach to needy children. “They have nothing,” she said.

Theron shed tears while thanking her mother for “teaching me through your actions to be a strong and powerful woman.”

Hudson almost cried while being recognized for creating the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, but left the stage before any tears fell.

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