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