Oscar week is a busy week in Hollywood. But the highlight during this fabulous time for me, is Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. Each year, Essence magazine celebrates Black women in television and film that have had an amazing body of work and who have helped shaped Hollywood, breaking barriers and taking names.
This year, Essence Black Women in Hollywood honored the following fabulous ladies: actress Kerry Washington, actress Octavia Spencer, actress and ground breaker Pam Grier, actress Paula Patton, and screen writer and executive producer, Shonda Rimes.
Below are pictures from the luncheon which took place yesterday afternoon. How glamorous!
The Help stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Emily Stone
The Help’s heroine, Octavia Spencer
Actress Tasha Smith and Singer and Actress Jill Scott
The Game’s Tasha Mack aka Wendy Raquel Robinson
Actress Jurnee Smollet, actress LaTanya Richardson, singer Kelly Rowland, and TV personality
Singer Kelly Rowland
Actress Anika Noni Rose
Essence Black Women in Hollywood 2012 Honoree Pam Grier
Actress Lynn Whitfield
Actress Jurnee Smollet
TV personality Laila Ali
Jilly from Philly
Actress Holly Robinson Peete
Actress and fashionista Tracee Ellis Ross
Essence Black Women in Hollywood 2012 Actress Paula Patton
Essence Black Women in Hollywood 2012 Honoree Kerry Washington
Actress Viola Davis
Essence Black Women in Hollywood 2012 Honoree Octavia Spencer
Singer and actress Jordin Sparks
Essence Black Women in Hollywood 2012 Hostess Tanika Ray
Photo credit: Essence.com
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