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.
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Yvonne Orji and Elaine Welteroth pose with the women of the hour - host Kelly Rowland and honorees Amandla Stenberg and KiKi Layne.
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Ava DuVernay poses with Loni Love
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Loni Love, Angela Bassett and Sheryl Lee Ralph aren't just Black Women in Hollywood, they're sisters for life.
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Comic Loni Love and actress Loretta Devine capture the perfect selfie moment.
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Host Kelly Rowland is all smiles with Tina Lawson.
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Iyanla Vanzant and CCH Pounder are a moment.
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Ryan Michelle Bathe and Yvonne Orji lit up the room with their beautiful smiles.
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Regina King and Iyanla Vanzant were visions of beauty.
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Kofi Siriboe can't help but smile in Tina Lawson's presence.
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Kandi Burruss and actress and singer Cynthia Erivo were all smiles too.
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Tina Lawson and Sanaa Lathan giving face to the camera.
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Robin Givens and Regina King are red hot.
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June Ambrose, Billy Porter and Eva Marcille are a fashion moment to die for.
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ESSENCE Chief Content and Creative Officer MoAna Luu and publicist Yvette Noel-Schure are Caribbean queens.
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Tina Lawson is truly a Hollywood mom as she poses with her bonus daughter Bianca Lawson and actress Marsai Martin.
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Tina Knowles and Vanessa Bell Calloway congratulate honoree Regina Hall.
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Golden Brooks came out to celebrate honoree Regina Hall.
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Selfie time with Meagan Good and Edwina Findley Dickerson.
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Honoree Regina Hall celebrates with Vanessa Bell Calloway and Yvonne Orji.
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Bevy Smith and honoree Jenifer Lewis smize for the camera.
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AJ Johnson, Amber Riley and mom-to-be Edwina Findley Dickerson covering #BabyLondon in that Black Girl Magic.
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Host Kelly Rowland takes a selfie with actress Vanessa Bell Calloway.
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Bozoma Saint John is all smiles with the legendary Spike Lee.
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Even Diddy came out to show support to Hollywood's finest.
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Ava DuVernay and Chef Huda were glowing at the event.
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Kheris Rogers and Kofi Siriboe were flexin' their complexions.
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Yvonne Orji, Tina Lawson and honoree Jenifer Lewis were three queens in all their glory.
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