ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood Event Recap

"What a room," Laurence Fishburne noted three times, with feeling, as he looked out into the audience at the third annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon yesterday. Fishburne was on-hand to present Cicely Tyson with the Legend Award, but first, he marveled at the bevy of beautiful, talented women who filled the Crystal Ballroom at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The star-studded event honored the achievements of five of our most-treasured artists including Gabourey Sidibe, Zoe Saldana, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah and legendary actress, Cicely Tyson. The guest list was hefty, too--think Jada Pinkett-Smith, Taraji P. Henson and directors Lee Daniels and James Cameron to Joy Bryant, Common, Nia Long, Anika Noni Rose and Paula Patton, to name a few... Read our recap of the event and check out all of the haute red carpet moments. Read more Black Women in Hollywood Honors Queen LatifahBlack Women in Hollywood Honors Zoe SaldanaBlack Women in Hollywood Honors Cicely Tyson


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