Thursday, February 23, 2012

In The Know: Watch Essence Live, From The Red Carpet of The Fifth Annual Black Women In Hollywood Event; Kerry, Octavia, Viola, Paula Patton, Tracee, Tika and More Celebrate in Hollywood

Kerry Washington
Essence hosted their 5th annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon today in Hollywood. The event that focuses on the successes of Black Actresses in Hollywood is an annual event that both honors and shows love to Hollywood's sometimes forgotten members.

This year's luncheon honored leading actresses Kerry Washington, Paula Patton, Octavia Spencer and Pam Grier.  Also honored was executive producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes. 

Check out the video coverage below.

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Check out more pix of the ladies below.

Tika Sumpter
Newlywed, Jurnee Smollet
Jordan Sparks, makes acting debut in
Sparkle remake.
Director Lee Daniels presents honoree
Paula Patton the Shining Star Award.
Kelly Rowland
Viola, Octavia and Emma Stone.
Octavia Spencer holds her Breakthrough Performance Award. 
Jurnee Smolett, LaTanya Richardson, Kelly Rowland and Niecy Nash. 
Tasha Smith
Naturi Naughton, Kelly Rowland, Jeanette Jenkins and Anika Noni Rose .
ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood honoree
Pam Grier in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Beals
Sharon Leal
Tracee Ellis Ross
Paula Patton

--Princess Carter


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