Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event is set to air on OWN March 3 at 10 p.m. EST.

As previously reported, this year’s honorees include Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany HaddishBlack Panther’s Danai Gurira, Emmy winner Lena Waithe and actress and activist Tessa Thompson.

The annual 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.

“As the modern feminist movement continues to gain prominence during Awards season, women are emboldened to not only speak up, but to stand together,” ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca said. “ESSENCE proudly salutes Lena, Danai, Tessa and Tiffany for being remarkable artists shining beyond the screen, and raising their voices to benefit all women.”

Past recipients have included Oprah WinfreyKerry WashingtonGabrielle UnionOctavia SpencerAja Naomi King and more.

Will you be tuning in?

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