On Thursday the stars aligned and #BlackGirlMagic shined its brightest at the 12th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards event. Of course, our favorite celebrities, like Angela Bassett, Meagan Good and Tina Knowles Lawson turned heads on the red carpet but, it’s what happened when they got inside the room that was the most magical. Sisterhood was in the air and love reigned supreme as guests hugged, kissed, and posed for photos inside the one-of-a-kind moment. Following the event, guests took home gift bags full of goodies from our sponsors and some of our favorite Black-owned brands.

The stars took to Instagram to share some of their favorite moments from inside the event. Here are some we loved.