Essence Hollywood Awards Celebrate Sisterhood

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The speeches by the recipients of Essence magazine’s 11th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards have a theme: We are here, and we will be seen. .@DanaiGurira's full circle #BlackGirlMagic moment with ESSENCE will make you so happy: https://t.co/ohakpnm1MQ pic.twitter.com/mspo6o1ern — ESSENCE (@Essence) March 2, 2018 “Black Panther” and “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Westworld” actress Tessa Thompson, Emmy-winning writer and actress Lena Waithe and comedian Tiffany Haddish were recognized by the magazine Thursday in Beverly Hills, California. We can't even handle all of this #BlackExcellence! #BlackWomenInHollywood pic.twitter.com/PC15DDcPqO — ESSENCE (@Essence) March 2, 2018 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. The lewks and slays were endless at the 11th annual #BlackWomenInHollywood luncheon. https://t.co/eenUz6v0N2 pic.twitter.com/L1bD3U00ZD — ESSENCE (@Essence) March 2, 2018 The Oprah Winfrey Network will air a special on the luncheon on Saturday. READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: YouTube Star Patricia Bright Shines On The Newest Cover Of Glamour UK7 Lies Badass Bébé’s Kids Tell That Black Parents Never Fall ForGorilla Statue Removed From Texas Playground For Being RacistGET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: Close Thank you for subscribing! Please be sure to open and click your first newsletter so we can confirm your subscription. Email Submit ___

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The speeches by the recipients of Essence magazine’s 11th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards have a theme: We are here, and we will be seen.

“Black Panther” and “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Westworld” actress Tessa Thompson, Emmy-winning writer and actress Lena Waithe and comedian Tiffany Haddish were recognized by the magazine Thursday in Beverly Hills, California.

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.

The Oprah Winfrey Network will air a special on the luncheon on Saturday.

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Essence Hollywood Awards Celebrate Sisterhood