"I'm just me at the end of the day," she said Saturday inside Beauty Carnival.
The "black-ish" star revealed some of her personal struggles despite her big wins this year.
This year's 23rd annual festival will include live entertainment, celebrity-led talks, and the chance to view exclusive content before it hits the mainstream.
The pair spoke to ESSENCE during a recent junket for the upcoming film "Little," set to hit theaters April 12.
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Martin was presented with the award for her work in Hollywood and inspiring others in the industry to do the work.
The studio has a history of investing in the visions of Black creatives.
The film also stars Issa Rae as the onscreen under-appreciated assistant to Hall, a tyrannical boss who gets a taste of her own medicine.
The 14-year-old "Blackish" star is not only starring in the upcoming comedy, but also executive producing.
Martin's character, Melody, discovers the depths of racial inequality in the United States after learning about the 1963 Birmingham Church bombing.