ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood

See Exclusive Royalty-Inspired Celebrity Portraits From ESSENCE’s 2018 Black Women In Hollywood

Angela Bassett Michael Rowe
Cristina Coppin
Mar, 01, 2018 10:10 PM UTC

Here at ESSENCE, aka Black Girl Magic headquarters, celebrating Black women in any space is an exercise in royalty.

To make sure our distinguished guests were treated to nothing but the best, it was only right that we added a special touch to this year’s Black Women In Hollywood Awards photo booth that allowed our deserving honorees and room full of VIP guests the opportunity to bask in their greatness—and to capture it all on camera, of course. Scroll through for a look at our Hollywood queens and kings adjusting their crowns below and then be sure to tune in to the 2018 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards on Saturday, March 3, at 10 p.m. on OWN TV.

Lena Waithe strikes a pose in the photo booth during the 11th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

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Ava DuVernay strikes a pose in the photo booth during the 11th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

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Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict pose together in the photo booth during the 11th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

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Janelle Monae strikes a pose in the photo booth during the 11th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

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