See What It Looked Like Behind The Scenes At The 2018 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards

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There’s nothing quite like a cute, candid photo-op and the 2018 Black Women In Hollywood crowd gave us plenty of swoon-worthy moments.

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Scroll through for a look at some of our favorite behind-the-scenes pics and then be sure to tune in for the 2018 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards, airing Saturday, March 3 at 10 p.m. on OWN TV.

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Honoree's Tessa Thompson, Lena Waithe, Tiffany Haddish, and Danai Gurira give us life during the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Lena Waithe and Yvonne Orji got Wakanda fever at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Yvonne Orji, Vanessa K De Luca and Michelle Ebanks look stunning at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Ava DuVernay, Lupita Nyong'o and Janelle Monae look flawless at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Michele Ebanks, Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya pose for a pic at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Amandla Stenberg and Janelle Monae are giving us good vibes as they hang out at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Lupita Nyong'o looks flawless at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Lena Waithe commands the room as she strikes a pose at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Angela Bassett looks like a goddess at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Amanda Seales and Retta pose together at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Chloe x Halle and June Ambrose know that it's Wakanda Forever!

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Chloe x Halle and Tessa Thompson chat it up at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Susan Kelechi Watson is pretty in pink at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Cory Hardrict and La La Anthony pose for a pic at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Jay Ellis brings some sweet flowers to the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Tiffany Haddish and Angela Bassett are two gorgeous beauties at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Ava DuVernay gives an inspiring speech at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Danai Gurira wishes Lupita Nyong'o a very happy birthday at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Chloe x Halle perform on stage at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira share a sweet hug as Danai get honored at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Ava DuVernay and Tina Lawson take a sweet photo together at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Jay Ellis and Sydelle Noel are all smiles at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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La La Anthony flashes her gorgeous smile at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Chloe x Halle are the sweetest pair as they arrive at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Tiffany Haddish is happy beyond words as she leaves with her award from the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Essence Atkins and Bresha Webb are camera ready at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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A look at the lovely dining tables at the 2018 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

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A look inside the venue at the 2018 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

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Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson share some laughs on stage at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Yolanda Ross, Bresha Webb, and Tiffany Boone pose together at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Susan Kelechi Watson and Amirah Vann strike a pose attend the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood

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Estelle is looking pretty at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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Angela Rye and Antoinette Robertson stun at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood

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Tiffany Haddish is sitting pretty at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood

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Yvette Nicole Brown, Lupita Nyong'o, Lena Waithe, Honoree Tessa Thompson, Susan Kelechi Watson, Danai Gurira, Edwina Findley Dickerson, and Sonequa Martin-Green pose for a perfect group photo at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood.

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