The women of Black Hollywood turned out yesterday for Essence magazine’s 4th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills, where black actresses Loretta Divine, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, and Viola Davis were honored for their cinematic achievements. The theme of the luncheon was “Simply the Best” as these top notch actresses have shown that they are indeed the cream of the crop when it comes to cinema.
For the past four years, Essence has celebrated Black Women in Hollywood with a luncheon honoring women who are doing the most in terms of film. It is an event that is always held during Oscar week.
Check out the fabulous photos of the honorees and attendees below:
This month’s Essence with Angela Bassett on the cover is in stores now.
Photo credit: Wireimage/Getty Images & Essence magazine