*Halle Berry was on hand to salute fellow Oscar winner Helen Mirren at an event in Hollywood, saying the legendary actress has single-handedly broken down barriers in Hollywood.

Berry lauded Mirren’s efforts as she was presenting the 65-year-old actress with The Hollywood Reporter’s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the annual Women in Entertainment breakfast. Berry received the same award in 2009.

“The thing I want to say is that the last bastion of civil rights in the movie business is ageism,” Berry said. “And Helen, you have single-handedly, all by yourself, broken down that barrier because you can age, you can do films that are successful and you can still be hot as hell!”

The breakfast was held in conjunction with the publication of THR’s annual list of the Top 100 most-powerful females in Hollywood.

Watch Berry’s entire speech below:

In other Halle news, the Oscar campaign for her new film “Frankie & Alice” begins with the following ad that has popped up on the website of trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter…