Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Essence magazine honored remarkable moments and performers in film and television at yesterday’s 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala, held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

(L-R) Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi were presented with Hollywood’s “Next Generation” the 2017 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards.

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Erykah Badu

Eccentric singer Erykah Badu wore her best Wiccan garb to the 8th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event, held at NeueHouse in Los Angeles on Thursday. The 45-year-old mother-of-3 hosted the event.

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Janelle Monae, Barry Jenkins

Singer-turned actress Janelle Monáe wore a dress with a splash of color to the 8th Annual AAFCA Awards, held at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles, on Wednesday. Director Barry Jenkins, pictured above, walked away with trophies for Best Director, Best Independent Film, and Best Picture for Moonlight, a gay coming of age film. Janelle won the Breakout Performance Award for her roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures.

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Viola Davis

For the first time in history, a record 6 black actors were nominated for Academy Awards. But actress Viola Davis denies the rise in black nominations is in response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that nearly disrupted the 2016 Academy Awards.

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Taraji P Henson

Actress Taraji P. Henson was among the well-dressed stars attending the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium Media Complex in Los Angeles, CA. on Sunday. The 46-year-old Hidden Figures star wore a sheer ballgown with bodice by Beirut, Lebanon designer Reem Acra. “I feel like a Barbie doll, look,” she said on the red carpet. “That kind of dress, you have to prepare yourself mentally.”

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 Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson at Screen Actors Guild Awards

Anyone with a pulse walked away with a trophy at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards at the Shrine Auditorium Media Complex last night. Award recipients included Hidden Figures stars Janelle Monáe, left, and Taraji P. Henson. Henson was elated to win an award after being snubbed for an Oscar nomination.

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Adrienne Bailon at NAACP Images Awards Luncheon

‘The Real’ co-host Adrienne Bailon wore a canary yellow sarong wrap dress to the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Luncheon at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Saturday.

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Janelle Monae at PGA Awards in Beverly Hills

Pop singer Janelle Monáe attended the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. on Saturday. Janelle, 31, was dressed to the nines in a floor length strapless gown with bold black and white strips and an extended train. The Hidden Figures star was drenched in diamonds and emeralds. Hidden Figures was nominated for a PGA Award.

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