ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Red Carpet Recap

The stars aligned on the red carpet at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the 2014 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. The hottest celebs gathered to celebrate breakthrough star Lupita Nyong'o, the leadership of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and the vision of director/producer Ava DuVernay. Check out all the fabulousness now!

ESSENCE.COM Feb, 27, 2014

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Honoree Lupita Nyong'o poses with her award at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Kerry Washington at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier and honoree Cheryl Boone Isaacs on stage at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Oprah Winfrey and Mara Brock-Akil at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Niecy Nash at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Kym Whitley, Angela Bassett and Holly Robinson-Peete at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Ledisi at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Oprah Winfrey and a very pregnant Tanika Ray at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Adepero Oduye and Danai Gurira at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Ava Duvernay at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tyler Perry at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Bevy Smith and Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Ava Duvernay and our Black Women in Hollywood Short Film Contest Winner Stefani Saintonge at the 2014 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California.

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Gayle King at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tai Beauchamp, Tasha Smith, Brandy, Naomie Harris, Angela Bassett and Tamera Mowry at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Adepero Oduye and Tasha Smith at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tasha Smith and Laz Alonso at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Nichelle Nichols at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Yvette Nicole Brown at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Honoree Ava Duvernay on stage at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Bethann Hardison and Alice Smith at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Kerry Washington attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Honoree Lupita Nyong'o attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Holly Robinson-Peete attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Danai Gurira attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Angela Bassett attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Michael Ealy attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Angela Bassett, Margaret Avery, Kim Whitley attend the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tika Sumpter attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Nicole Beharie attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Brandy Norwood attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tamera Mowry attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Naomie Harris attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Joy Bryant attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Dondre Whitfield and Salli Richardson attend the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tatyana Ali attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Common attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Danielle Brooks attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Iyanla Vanzant attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Gayle King attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Yvette Nicole Brown attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tracy Edmonds attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee attend the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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David Oyelowo attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Garcelle Beauvais attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Sharon Leal attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Honoree Ava DuVernay at the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon in the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Rochelle Aytes attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Chaka Khan attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Salli Richardson-Whitfield attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Sarah Jakes attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Laila Ali attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Regina King attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Rocsi Diaz attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Loretta Devine attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Ledisi attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Niecy Nash attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Alfre Woodard attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Vanessa Bell Calloway attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tichina Arnold attends the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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