A few things are evident about ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood class of 2013: they're driven with purpose, have incredible presence onscreen, and you can always count on them to steal the show. Between them we've counted three Oscar nominations, 11 Emmys and 11 NAACP Image Awards. This year's honorees—Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Mara Brock Akil, Gabrielle Union, Naomie Harris and Quvenzhane Wallis—have given us plenty to be proud of onscreen and behind the scenes. Here's some of our favorite moments of these honorees from the big and small screen.
Oprah Winfrey in 'The Color Purple'
The TV host put in a tremendous performance in her acting debut as the fiesty Miss Sofia in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Alice Walker novel. For her breakout performance, Winfrey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.