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ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood 2012 Luncheon

Your all-access pass to this star-studded Oscar week soiree.
ESSENCE hosted its 5th annual “Black Women in Hollywood” luncheon yesterday to honor ESSENCE March cover girl, Kerry Washington, actress Paula Patton, Oscar-nominee Octavia Spencer and iconic star, Pam Grier, along with “Grey’s Anatomy” creator and executive producer, Shonda Rhimes.

This annual event celebrates the brightest stars who, through their work, have helped illuminate positive images of Black women worldwide.

We celebrated all the Hollywood glamour via a live stream from the red carpet.

Take a look at how we, and other celebrities, toasted these extraordinary women at this exclusive, Oscar week soiree.