The 15th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon was held Thursday at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE marked the occasion by highlighting “The Black Cinematic Universe” and honoring luminaries: actress/producer/director Nia Long (You People), Oscar-nominated actress Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard), actress/comedian/creator Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) and actress Chanté Adams (A Journal For Jordan.) This year’s star-studded affair will be hosted by actor Damson Idris (Snowfall).

Since its inception in 2008, the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards have honored some of the most cherished figures in the industry. This year’s star-studded affair will be commemorated in ESSENCE’s March/April print issue (on newsstands now), which recognizes 124 power players and creatives across film, TV and streaming, and in a special digital split-cover issue highlighting each Black Women in Hollywood honoree.

ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood will be aired as a virtual experience on Monday, March 28, from 7-10 P.M. (ET) on and

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