Dawson’s Creek stars Busy Philipps and Joshua Jackson congratulate Michelle Williams on Oscar nod


Dawson’s Creek alumni Busy Philipps and Joshua Jackson congratulated former co-star Michelle Williams on her Oscars nomination for The Fabelmans on Tuesday – but Katie Holmes was curiously absent from the well-wishes.

Busy, 43, who played Audrey Liddell in the series and Joshua, 44, who portrayed Pacey Witter, lauded  Jen Lindley star Williams, 42, for her Best Actress nod – but Joey Potter star Holmes, who was said to be ‘not close’ to the star, did not send a message.

Busy, who is best friends with Michelle, wrote on Instagram alongside a throwback snap of the star: ‘BRB- I’m just gonna go back in time and tell this kid that she’s going to have 5 OSCAR NOMINATIONS in the next 20 years. 

Five time nominee: Dawson’s Creek alumni Busy Philipps and Joshua Jackson congratulated former co-star Michelle Williams on her Oscars nomination for The Fabelmans (pictured) on Tuesday – but Katie Holmes was curiously absent from the well-wishes

‘And a BEAUTIFUL family. And be surrounded by love. (And GORGEOUS CLOTHES) But tbh- that’s probably along the lines of what I was saying to her then.’

‘I love you MW. Proud of you forever for building the life and career you dreamed of, even though the absolute overwhelming grief of being human had you wondering if you could at times. 

‘But then you would dig deep and try again. It’s one of my favorite things about you. You have never NEVER stopped trying. 

‘A new way, a new recipe, a new parenting style, a new author, a new approach to work, a new love, a new role…but always the same loving brilliant gentle sensitive funny wild thoughtful beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL you.’

Jen and Joey: The actresses, pictured in Dawson's Creek, were said to be 'not close' by co-star Busy Philipps

Jen and Joey: The actresses, pictured in Dawson’s Creek, were said to be ‘not close’ by co-star Busy Philipps

Love it: Busy, 43, who played Audrey Liddell in the series and Joshua, 44, who portrayed Pacey Witter, lauded Jen Lindley star Williams, 42, for her Best Actress nod

Love it: Busy, 43, who played Audrey Liddell in the series and Joshua, 44, who portrayed Pacey Witter, lauded Jen Lindley star Williams, 42, for her Best Actress nod

Yay: Busy, who is best friends with Michelle, wrote on Instagram alongside a throwback snap of the star: 'BRB- I’m just gonna go back in time and tell this kid that she’s going to have 5 OSCAR NOMINATIONS in the next 20 years'

Yay: Busy, who is best friends with Michelle, wrote on Instagram alongside a throwback snap of the star: ‘BRB- I’m just gonna go back in time and tell this kid that she’s going to have 5 OSCAR NOMINATIONS in the next 20 years’

Joshua reshared Busy’s post and wrote: ‘5 Academy Award Nominations!!! Holy Moses. I don’t know but I imagine that this was taken in some dingy watering hole when we were all kids. What an amazing journey you have been on. Congratulations!’

Michelle will face off against  Cate Blanchett for Tár, Ana de Armas for Blonde, Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie and  Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

The posts come five years after Busy dished on the Dawson’s Creek cast in her memoir This Will Only Hurt A Little.

‘Katie was very sweet, but we didn’t spend that much time together. I knew she worked out a lot.’ Busy writes. 

She also noted that Katie (Joey Potter) and Michelle didn’t seem close, neither did Joshua and James Van Der Beek (Dawson Leery),

‘She didn’t seem to like to drink very much, and while I knew she’d sneak a cigarette every once in a while, she wasn’t really like a hang-out-and-smoke kind of girl.’ 

Busy recalls going to Katie’s house a few times and looking at her arts and crafts, something she was also into, but ‘had a hard time really connecting with her’.

Congrats: Joshua reshared Busy's post and wrote: '5 Academy Award Nominations!!! Holy Moses'

Congrats: Joshua reshared Busy’s post and wrote: ‘5 Academy Award Nominations!!! Holy Moses’

‘She’d been going out with Chris Klein for a while, and he came out to Wilmington and spent a good deal of time there, so she was mostly off with him.’ she writes.

Busy explains that she knew as soon as she walked onto the set of the teen drama that it was a different situation to Freaks And Geeks where ‘everyone hung out all the time’.

‘Maybe that was how it had been when the show first started, but by the fifth season, when I showed up, the main cast didn’t really hang out together that much and they obviously had some fairly intense dynamics going on.’ Busy writes.

Dawson’s Creek ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2003 and was a huge hit for WB.

But Busy recalled an ungrateful comment from James Van Der Beek that took her aback.

‘One day, the whole cast was sitting around a table filming the Thanksgiving episode, and James looked at me and said, “See? You got lucky. Your show was canceled after the first season,”‘

‘I was so shocked by his complete lack of perspective, I was speechless. I mean. YOU ALL are the lucky ones, here on SEASON FIVE of your HIT TV SHOW. Your LIVES were changed.’

Watch the Iconic Series, Dawson’s Creek, only on Stan in Australia. 

Iconic:  Dawson's Creek ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2003 and was a huge hit for WB

Iconic:  Dawson’s Creek ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2003 and was a huge hit for WB

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