ESSENCE 2017 Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala [LOTS OF PHOTOS] Friday 24 February, 2017

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The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala was presented by The Lincoln Motor Company showed out with one of the hottest event that preluded the Oscars. This event is highlighting black women in Hollywood in all of their glitz and glam, a special award ceremony that gives credit to the women who deserve it! 

ESSENCE, the preeminent brand for African-American women, proudly honored remarkable moments and performers in film and television at yesterday’s 10th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala. Honoring Hollywood’s “Next Generation” the 2017 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards were presented to Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi.

Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards - Red Carpet

Issa Rae; producer/star/writer HBO Insecure

Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards - Red Carpet All hail Issa Rae. I love her so much. I am an original ABG (Awkward Black Girl) and she had a major breakout debut as a director/writer/actor of her own show Insecure. Uber proud and the epitome of Black Girl Magic. Issa Rae was presented the Vanguard Award by Debbie Allen. 

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Jurnee Smolett-Bell; Underground

Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards - Red Carpet

Jurnee is my girl. She is my celeb doppelganger (everyone has told me my whole life I look like her). She is a new mom but looks radiant. Love you girl.

Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards - Red Carpet

Viola Davis; How to Get Away with Murder; Fences

Lets all send Viola Davis some good Oscar winning energy for her nomination in Fences. We are rooting for you! Actress Aja Naomi King was presented the Lincoln Shining Star Award by Viola Davis.

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Janelle Monae; pop star, CoverGirl ambassador, Hidden Figures and Moonlight star.

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We need to really give Janelle her props she has been working it! She is featured in not one, but TWO Oscar nominated movies. She is the co-stars of 2017 Academy Award nominated films Hidden Figures and Moonlight. She is so multi-talented its crazy. This is definitely her year already! Effortless with the fashion per usual. Janelle Monáe was presented the Breakthrough Award by Pharrell Williams.

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Meagan Good

Meagan can do no wrong to me. She is forever the effortless girl next door and the faux locs is definitely still an amazing look for her!

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Samira Wiley; Orange is the New Black

Many of the Orange is the New Black Cast were there. One of my favorite shows. They all clean-up nicely from prison jumpsuits to red carpet fab! I love them all!

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Danielle Brooks; Orange is the New Black

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Adrienne C. Moore; Orange is the New Black

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Laverne Cox; Orange is The New Black

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Laverne Cox girl…how just how? She looks amazing like she has an amazing glam squad. You Glow Girl!

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Sherri Shepard

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Logan Browning; VH1′s Hit The Floor

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Tracee Ellis-Ross; blackish

You know I love anything Tracee Ellis-Ross does. She is my mom in my head. Her hair, her style, her aura is always everything! Hi Mom!

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Yara Shahidi; blackish

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Mother/daughter Tv duo of Blackish looking amazing!

 Yara Shahidi was presented the Generation Next Award by Tracee Ellis Ross. 

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Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards - Red Carpet

Quvenzhané Wallis; Beast of the Southern Wild, Annie (2014)

Hey girl where you been? She grew up, if you need a quick reminder Qwenzhane is still the youngest person to be nominate for an Academy Award in history. She was nominated for her role in Beast of the Southern Wild when she was only five then the film was produced, and nine when she was nominated.

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Alfred Woodard

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Holly Robinson-Peete

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Letoya Luckett

Singer and Former Destiny’s Child member Letoya Luckett did not come to play. Definitely red carpet chic ready! Love the fit of this gown.

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Teyonah Parish; Survivor’s Remorse

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Tina Knowles-Lawson (Beyonce’s mom)

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MC Lyte

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Debbie Allen

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Loretta Devine

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Gabrielle Union-Wade

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Vanessa Simmons


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This is by far one of my favorite looks of the night! She is gave me Spring in Bloom Vibes.

MALE EYE CANDY

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Common

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LaKeith Lee “Keith” Stanfield; Atlanta (show), GET OUT (film)

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Pharrell

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Tyrese

Doesnt everyone look ravishing! Man I wish I was there but I feel the excellence through the screen!

Known as one of  Oscar week’s most exalted and star-studded events, the red carpet included celebrity appearances and guests such as Gabrielle Union, Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis, Pharrell Williams, Common, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard, Holly Robinson Pete, Sherri Shepard, Tyrese Gibson, Alfred Enoch, Letoya Luckett, Quvenzhane Wallis, Debbie Allen, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Loni Love, Margaret Avery amongst others. Cynthia Erivo offered a heart-wrenching solo performance between honoree acceptances.

The ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala will be televised as an ESSENCE and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network special, airing on Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. 

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About the Blogger - Kiwi the Beauty


I am a not so typical, unstereotypical 20something year old lady who is trying to make my mark on this planet. This blog has many aspect through my visual perspective through photos, words & wittiness. I am highly creative, I love to socialize, and also a social media butterfly. I don’t follow trends, I create them.


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