ESSENCE's 2013 Black Women in Hollywood Event Recap

ESSENCE honored Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock-Akil, Naomie Harris and Quvenzhané Wallis at our annual Black Women in Hollywood pre-Oscars luncheon. Check out photos from the red carpet and inside the exclusive event honoring the best of Hollywood at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

ESSENCE.COM Feb, 21, 2013

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Quvenzhané Wallis

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Naomie Harris poses with her award at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Mechad Brooks and Iyanla Vanzant at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Rocsi Diaz, Meagan Good, Devon Franklin, LaLa Anthony and Kelly Rowland at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Naomi Campbell and Bethann Hardison at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Quvenzhané Wallis accepts the Breakthrough Performance Award at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Blair Underwood with Tia and Tamera Mowary at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Iyanla Vanzant looks on as Oprah thanks her at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Honoree Mara Brock-Akil on stage with the cast of Girlfriends—Persia White, Jill Marie Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross and Golden Brooks—at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Rocsi Diaz, Jennifer Hudson and Erica Atkins-Campbell at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Naomie Harris, Mechad Brooks and Alfre Woodard at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Miguel performs at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in LA.

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Gabrielle Union raises a toast to Alfre Woodard at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tracee Ellis Ross at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Oprah Winfrey and several graduates of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa attend the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Gabrielle Union

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Garcelle Beauvais

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Mara Brock Akil arrives at the sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Shaun Robinson arrives at the sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Meagan Good

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Adepero Oduye and Dani Gurira at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Common arrives at the sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Kelly Rowland

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Naomi Campbell arrives at the sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Rocsi Diaz

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Tia Mowry

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Laila Ali

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Miguel

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Essence Atkins

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Jill Marie Jones

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LaLa Anthony

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Tatyana Ali

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Snaa Lathan

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Kelly Rowland and Naomi Campbell

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Tracee Ellis Ross

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Denise Vasi

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Golden Brooks

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KeKe Palmer arrives at the sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tracey Edmonds

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Honorees Quvenzhané Wallis and Oprah Winfrey share a special moment at the 2013 Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.

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Iyanla Vanzant arrives at the sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Niecy Nash

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Claudia Jordan arrives at the 6th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Nichole Glacia

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Star Jones

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Salli Richardson-Whitfield arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Vanessa Bell Calloway arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Erica Campbell and sister Thomasina Atkins arrive at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Michael Ealy arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Naomie Harris arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Wendy Raquel Robinson arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Yvette Nicole Brown arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tichina Arnold arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Tamera Mowry arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Loretta Devine arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Jill Marie Jones, Persia White, Golden Brooks and Tracee Ellis Ross arrive at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Anika Noni Rose arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell

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Alfre Woodard arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Lauren London arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Regina Hall arrives at the sixth annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Jennifer Hudson attends the 6th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Iyanla Vanzant, Alfre Woodard and Niecy Nash attend the 6th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Jill Marie Jones, Persia White, Golden Brooks and Tracee Ellis Ross present Mara Brock Akil with the Visionary Award at the 6th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Honorees at the event walked away with a bag full of goodies, including exclusive gifts from Black HaloJeanette Jenkins “The Hollywood Trainer," SOHO BeautyGigi by GhislaineGeorgetown CupcakeJordin Sparks Ambition Perfume, the Sultra Diva Pressing IronChakalates and Khana Sutra CandlesAMC TheatresKnock KnockRuti Horn, Time Home Entertainment, Netflix, and Swarovski