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Red Carpet Photos! Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae, Janelle Monae, Gabrielle Union, Yara Shahidi & More at Essence’s 10th Annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards



Janelle Monae, Tracee Ellis Ross & Yara Shahidi

Essence magazine held the 10th annual Black Women In Hollywood awards and gala last night at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi were honored for their phenomenal work on and off camera. The star-studded event honors the most dynamic Black women in Hollywood, and this year’s roster is phenomenal.

Singer/actress Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) receives the Breakthrough Award; writer/executive producer Issa Rae (Insecure) receives the Vanguard Award; standout actress Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder) receives the Lincoln Shining Star Award; and dynamic actress Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) receives the Generation Next Award.

The event, hosted by Gabrielle Union, was attended by several celebrities.

See the red carpet photos below.

Yvonne Orji

Viola Davis

June Ambrose

Chef Huda

Tracee Ellis Ross

Danielle Brooks

Adrienne C. Moore

Cynthia Erivo

Aisha Tyler

Meagan Good

Gabrielle Union

Shonda Rhimes

Loretta Devine

Tina Knowles-Lawson

Janelle Monae


Kofi Siriboe

Quvenzhane Wallis


LeToya Luckett

Laverne Cox

Keesha Sharp

Vanessa Simmons

Oge Egbuonu

Sherri Shepard

Xosha Roquemore

Aisha Hinds

Aja Naomi King

Issa Rae

MC Lyte

Shaun Robinson

Vicky Jeudy

Alfred Enoch

Alfre Woodard

Yara Shahidi

Yvette Nicole Brown

Terry Pheto


Teyonah Parris

Margaret Avery

Samira Wiley

Loni Love

Editor in Chief at Essence Magazine Vanessa K. De Luca

Tai Beauchamp

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Leon Bennett


  1. zee

    February 24, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Mama Knowles I see yu ma!! She looks so damn good. This red carpet was tastefully done n d ladies were on point

  2. Prince

    February 24, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Meagan Good, is everything alright?????
    Janelle Monae, you’re giving me life.

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