Salma Hayek Praises Angelina Jolie and ‘Genius’ Daughter Vivienne After The Outsiders Wins Big at Tony Awards

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Salma Hayek has high praise for Angelina Jolie and her daughter Vivienne after a big night at the 2024 Tony Awards!

The Frida star, 57, posted a tribute to Jolie, 49, and Vivienne, 15, on Instagram on Monday, June 17, the day after The Outsiders — which the Maleficent star and her teenage daughter produced together — won four Tony awards, including best musical and best direction of a musical on Sunday, May 16.

The play's best musical win even earned Jolie her first Tony.

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Salma Hayek Praises Angelina Jolie and ‘Genius’ Daughter Vivienne After The Outsiders Wins Big at Tony Awards

"There are some rare humans we already know are brilliant, but it’s hard to grasp to what degree. My dear Angie, you don’t cease to impress and inspire me, especially because I know that everything you do comes from a place of love," Hayek wrote in an Instagram post that featured photos of the mother-daughter duo in matching blue outfits at the ceremony.

To Vivienne, Hayek wrote: "And Vivienne, you are a genius! Congratulations on your well-deserved Tony for ‘The Outsiders’, which was named best musical and picked up three other awards after receiving a total of 12 nominations!!"

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Salma Hayek Praises Angelina Jolie and ‘Genius’ Daughter Vivienne After The Outsiders Wins Big at Tony Awards

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The Outsiders also won in two technical categories on Sunday night, including best lighting design in a musical and best sound design in a musical.

The play is an adaptation of S.E. Hinton's classic 1967 novel, which was previously adapted by Francis Ford Coppola for the big screen in 1983.

During the new Broadway musical's opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City on Thursday, April 11, Jolie told PEOPLE that her daughter is a tough co-producer.

Angelina Jolie's Daughter Vivienne, 15, Makes Rare Appearance in Today Crowd to Support Mom and Outsiders Cast

Salma Hayek Praises Angelina Jolie and ‘Genius’ Daughter Vivienne After The Outsiders Wins Big at Tony Awards

"She'll correct me," she said. "She'll say, 'Didn't you read the memo? We have to do this. We have to go through this.'"

Reflecting on Vivienne's work style, the Oscar winner added: "She's been a really tough assistant. She takes it very, very seriously."

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