Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps' Red Carpet BFF Evolution
2006 Independent Spirit Awards
Although they've been friends since they met on the set of Dawson's Creek in the early 2000s, they first hit the awards-show circuit together at the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards, when Williams was nominated for Brokeback Mountain.
2006 Academy Awards
Philipps also attended the Oscars with Williams that year, along with Williams' love at the time, the late Heath Ledger.
2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party
Pretty in prints! Williams, in daisies, nuzzled up to a polka-dotted Philipps at The Weinstein Company's Golden Globes bash.
2011 Academy Awards
Even from across the red carpet, these BFFs only had eyes for each other.
2012 Critics' Choice Movie Awards
They may be a tight-knit twosome, but if you're well connected — like Diane Kruger, who dated their Dawson's Creek costar Joshua Jackson for a decade — you can pose with them for photos.
2012 Golden Globe Awards
Philipps was Williams' date once again, and she brought her pal luck: Williams won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her work in My Week With Marilyn.
2012 Academy Awards
"No matter how old you are, sometimes you both still feel like you're the uncool kids at the middle school dance," Philipps once captioned a selfie with Williams. But we'd say holding hands with your bestie on the Oscars red carpet is pretty cool.
2016 Tony Awards
How did Philipps feel that night? "Oh boy. I basically had a wind machine blowing my hair," she posted on Instagram, adding that her Tony-nominated date "is a goddess."
2016 Critics' Choice Awards
Philipps posted this fun selfie with the caption, "Michelle and I like this picture of ourselves in a porta potty better than any red carpet pics we saw. So here you go." Who are we to argue?
Manchester By the Sea Screening, 2016
Williams brought Philipps along for a screening of her latest film, where she told PEOPLE, “I’m so in love with her. She’s proof that the love of your life does not have to be a man! That’s the love of my life right there.” Philipps added to the love on Instagram with a funny then-and-now photo, where she poked fun at their 2001 style ("thank God my eyebrows grew back").
2017 Golden Globe Awards
The pals continued their tradition at the Globes, where Williams was nominated for Manchester by the Sea, but lost out to Viola Davis for her role in Fences.
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Sequin sisters! Williams (in Louis Vuitton) and Philipps (in Jeffrey Dodd) coordinated in head-to-toe sparkle at the SAG Awards.
2017 Academy Awards
The BFFs topped off their Manchester by the Sea awards season by hitting the red carpet in a plunging Louis Vuitton halter dress (on Michelle) and a velvet strapless Elizabeth Kennedy gown and blue ACLU ribbon (on Busy).
2018 InStyle and Warner Brothers Golden Globes Afterparty
After Michelle spearheaded the initiative for actresses to bring activists as their dates to the 75th Golden Globes (she walked the red carpet with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke), she met up with Busy at the afterparty, and the two posed together in their black dresses. Busy also posted a selfie with her bestie on Instagram, captioned "Of course we want you to come sit with us," in the spirit of the evening.
I Feel Pretty Premiere, 2018
Both besties appear in the comedy (which was co-written and co-directed by Philipps' husband Mark Silverstein) so it was only natural that they pose together in their coordinating black gowns at the film's L.A. premiere. Philipps wore custom Christian Siriano for the occasion while Williams wore her go-to Louis Vuitton.