The red carpet at ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood was full of fashionable moments, but sparks flew when two of the event’s honorees, Lashana Lynch and Niecy Nash, bumped into each other on the carpet.
Showering praise on Nash, Lynch called the Claws actress “a brilliant example for young people.”
“You’re incredible,” the No Time to Die actress told Nash. “I’ve watched you for many years, you are impeccable at what you do. Your transition from comedy into drama has been swift and beautiful. And you’ve been a brilliant example for young people.”
Nash, who was honored with the Ford Vanguard Award, was left speechless and teary-eyed as Lynch added, “For me, the whole honoring thing is fantastic but it doesn’t feel like I’m here to be honored, it feels like I’m here to celebrate your greatness.”