Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Sydelle Noel attends the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood

Black Panther stars Danai Gurira, left, Angela Bassett, center, and Sydelle Noel were among the black A-listers attending the 11th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Other bold name stars in attendance included Janelle Monae, Lupita Nyong'o, Amandla Stenberg and Gabourey Sidibe.

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Tessa Thompson and Janelle Monae attends the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood

Janelle Monae, 32 (pictured right), and her rumored lover Tessa Thompson, left, shared a laugh before attending the 11th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon. Tessa was featured prominently as Janelle's lover in the music video for Janelle's single "Make Me Feel".

Tessa Thompson attends the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood

Tessa, 34, addressed the rumors that she is Janelle's longtime girlfriend on Thursday.

"It was so fun to get to collaborate with her. Janelle is somebody who is interested in really empowering not just women, but people to be who they are in the full expression of who they are,” Thompson told ET.

Tia and Corey Hardrict attends the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood

Expectant couple Tia and Corey Hardrict posed for photos at the 11th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday. Tia, 39, and her husband of 10 years are expecting a baby girl. They already have a 6-year-old son Cree Hardrict.

Photos by Leon Bennett/Getty Images, Randy Shropshire/Getty Images

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Everyone looks great ... just gawjus... ??

  • JRock

    Love Angela Bassett's white pantsuit but not the overly muscular muscles in her arms or the transgender looking makeup.

    Love Tina Knowles pink pantsuit although it doesn't work for her because she has a super weird looking shape.

    I thought Precious Sidibe had stomach stapling surgery and was dieting. Never mind. Diet not working.

    Everybody else looks like they tried.

  • angrysolo

    everyone loooks great, Angela is a national treasure!

  • angrysolo

    dat table hard to push away from

  • Chocolate Bliss

    I love Gabby's dress!
    Lupita is gorgeous!

  • You Could Never

    Omg!!!! Love it

  • JRock

    Yep.

  • Blak

    It's very clear that Gabby's stylist was taking a piss with that makeup and hairstyle.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I liked Gabbys look saw it on instagram everyone looked gorg

  • JRock

    I have one additional comment before I eat my steak, baked potato and salad and then chill watching a movie for a couple of hours and then going night night. And I already know I'm going to get roasted like a chicken (don't forget the mesquite seasoning) for this comment but I'll have the "itis" soon after eating so I'll be asleep so I won't be here to read about it so here goes.

    Angela Bassett and Loretta Divine have way too much money or know way too many industry makeup artist to be out chere doing their own makeup for a red carpet event like this. All I can hear is a little "selfie voice" or Google's Siri or Amazon's Alexa saying "What the fugg did you do to my face? I know you're trying to save money but damn you could have at least sprung for this one and got TyroneQuana fresh out of cellblock 9 to do my makeup for $20, a forty and a bag of Ms. Kong's Brazilian weave. Now you got me/us out chere looking stranded on the highway in the face.

  • Phyllis

    Janelle Monae.. that Goddess Never gets it wrong. Love her!!??

  • puppylove

    They found an unflattering pic of Angela ???

  • Coy little wink

    Long winded comment. Misconduct

  • Coy little wink

    Black is beautiful ?

  • Jygalo

    Looking good ladies!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Dear Tina Knowles,

    NO!

    The color flushes her skin tone and the fit is awful. And that bright own nail polish and red lipstick. Just NO.

  • Yardgirl

    Black beauties out here looking great!? My only issue is with Gabby’s feet in those shoes looking like sausage casing about to burst and Tia’s jacked up toes in that open toe shoe. I am a stickler about feet being well groomed. If they are not quite right for open toe season,??? wear some pumps ??????????????????

  • Jethro

    3 syllables: Lu·pi·ta

  • Vonn

    What is going on with Loretta's lip situation?

  • bhavana

    Your first paragraph could have been omitted. Nobody cares what you’re eating.

  • TheWildChild

    ????????

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? Kari ?????????

    Beautiful woman!!!

  • Soon2BWife

    Black don’t crack! Loretta is 68 y.o. and her skin is flawless!

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I wonder how much it costs to get styled for an affair like that?

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Everybody looks fab. I want Angela's lace front knots to match :( everything looks amazing till you zoom in on that damn frontal. Lupitas skin tone is off the charts!

    melanin magic!!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Ok...yall looking nice. Tina, that pank is too much girl, tone that down.

  • Kanyade

    Beautiful & Lovely

  • Noirluv45

    That tickled me!

  • Dollface

    Loves Janelle!!!

  • ???TheRider???

    Why did I scroll back up to look again?I agree, if your feet aren't ready, cover them!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Everybody look really good. I especially like the way Gabby looks. She's slimming down nicely and her outfit looks great on her.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I didn't know she was almost 70!!! She looks great!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I had to scroll back up and take another look at Gabby's feet.... She should probably get shoes custom made until she loses more weight...

  • Quitedeliteful

    I know you're trying to save money but damn you could have at least sprung for this one and got TyroneQuana fresh out of cellblock 9 to do my makeup for $20, a forty and a bag of Ms. Kong's Brazilian weave.J
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    JR leave the older dolls alone!
    (I do agree that I would have liked to see them with their faces snatched and beat into submission )

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!! Come on now -- she's come a long way and she's doing good...

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Round of Applause all around the board. All of them look great!!

  • Nina Ross

    Angela's boobs??:/

  • Scorpiess

    Gabby's feet look like blisters that need to be popped!

  • Connie

    I wanted to say something, but was scared of the backlash

  • puppylove

    There is a way tp be tactful. Angela is BEAUTIFUL. Sometimes you just take a bad pic.

  • HTOWNPuffinBlockGameSoStrong

    Loves it!!!

  • MRiGOThim

    Everybody looked beautiful...Gabby's dress was hittin but her shoes were a miss :(