As Hollywood's best and brightest sisters streamed into the event, many stopped by our photo booth to have a little fun.
ESSENCE honored Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock-Akil, Naomie Harris and little Quvenzhané Wallis at the 2013 BWIH event.
The Black Women in Hollywood honoree, who will be taking home the 2013 Power Award, says: "What really matters the most is knowing who you are and whose you are."
"She's an amazing mother, wife, creator and executive producer," says Tia Mowry.
Quvenzhane Wallis loves sparkling dresses and puppy purses.
Vote on who wore the hautest gown.
Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys and more were on hand for music's biggest night. See who graced the red carpet and rocked the stage.
Celebrity guests at ESSENCE's pre-Grammy event share why they respect Solange and Lianne La Havas.
Enter for a chance to win autographed swag from ESSENCE Black Women in Music performers Solange Knowles and Lianne La Havas. Plus, Street by 50 Headphones!
A red carpet recap of our 4th annual event, featuring Solange and Lianne La Havas.
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