Posted by | Ray Cornelius

This year’s ESSENCE “Black Women in Hollywood” event is going to be so lit! The magazine is honoring Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish along with Black Panther’s Danai Gurira, Emmy winner and the creator of The Chi Lena Waithe and actress and activist Tessa Thompson.

The “Black Women in Hollywood” event has become one of ESSENCE’s most highly anticipated pre-Oscar galas and has recognized the work of powerful actresses, directors and producers for the past eleven years.

“In 2018, women are standing together, speaking up, and speaking out. That’s why were beyond excited to announce the four women we’re honoring at #BlackWomeninHollywood for lifting the culture a bit higher,” said ESSENCE on Instagram.

Past recipients have included Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Octavia Spencer, Aja Naomi King and more.

In the past few years, the event has been televised by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and I would imagine that this year would be no different.

Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the event.

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