Black Women in Hollywood luncheon honors African-American women in Hollywood who help to transform images of Black women in television and film. This year’s event, held the Thursday before the Academy Awards, will also commemorate ESSENCE Magazine’s 40th anniversary. Here, we spotlight the honorees by looking back at their work. Black Women in Hollywood honorees include actresses Cecily Tyson, Zoe Saldana, Gabourey Sidibe and the dynamic Queen Latifah. Here. Latifah reigns supreme on the big screen.