Essence will recognize CLAWS star Niecy Nash plus Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas during this year’s Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. It’s all going down on February 6 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA.

The annual highly-anticipated celebration will shine a deserving spotlight on several Black women in Hollywood who are owning their narrative and transforming the art of storytelling.

Other honorees include 007 actress Lashana Lynch and the divas of POSE: Janet Mock, Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross and Hailie Sahar.

“For fifty years, ESSENCE has remained committed to portraying and highlighting the triumphs, aspirations and dynamic lives of Black women,” said Michelle Ebanks, CEO of ESSENCE Communications, Inc. “The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon has become an amazing platform to recognize and honor the unparalleled talents of Black women in an industry that often hasn’t. We celebrate all of our honorees this year for their fearlessness and strength as they boldly continue to own their narratives and share our stories.”

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