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.

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

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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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