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Essence magazine's 11th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Essence Magazine's 11th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards for over a decade, has celebrated the best Hollywood talent. The star-studded event has been at the forefront of honoring Hollywood's most creative and accomplished African-American female in front of and behind the camera.

The powerhouse room at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel was filled with Oscar winners and superstars, including Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monae, "Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya, Amandla Stenberg and Rosario Dawson. Each honoree spoke about how meaningful it has been to see images of themselves in the magazine.

The annual Oscar-week awards celebration, which will air for the fourth year in a row on OWN, will honor four Hollywood Game-Changers: actress/award-winning playwright Danai Gurira ("Black Panther"); comedian/award-winning actress Tiffany Haddish ("Girls Trip"), actress/activist Tessa Thompson ("Westworld") and Emmy award-winning writer/actress Lena Waithe ("Master of None"). This year's event, held at the famed Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, was a daytime luncheon. "Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards" Primetime Special is to Air on OWN Saturday, March 3, 2018. Visit and for more information and join the conversation on social using #BlackWomenInHollywood.

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