The 13th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards luncheon was an unforgettable celebration of Black women who are expanding and transforming the art of storytelling.

As with each year, a host of notable and rising brands lent their support to team ESSENCE in helping to bring this one-of-a-kind event to life in spectacular fashion. 2020 honorees included EMMY Award-winning actress, comedian, director and producer Niecy Nash; DGA nominated director and two-time Grammy Award winning music video director Melina Matsoukas; actress Lashana Lynch; and the trailblazing cast and co-executive producer/director/writer of Pose (Janet Mock, Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross and Hailie Sahar). The afternoon was hosted by Award-winning musician, actress and co-host of The Talk, Eve, and featured a star-studded lineup of presenters including EMMY award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay; actress, producer and political activist Alfre Woodward; actress, author, director and producer Issa Rae and EMMY, GRAMMY and Tony award-winning actor Billy Porter, with a special performance from GRAMMY®-winning Alabama Shakes lead vocalist Brittany Howard.

Keep scrolling for a full list of our gracious sponsors and partners and check out the photo below for a peek at some of the gifts our esteemed guests were sent home with following the event.

Essence Magazine
AT&T HOC (Humanity of Connections)
Warner Brothers
Brush with the Best
Vela Bougie
Jones and Rose
Skin Deep Bodycare
The HoneyPot
Brave. Black. First
Mahogany x Brooklyn Dolly
Pear Nova
Boss Blend Coffe
Adjourn Teahouse
The OrgangeMoon