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2020 13th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon - Inside

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On Thursday (Feb. 7), the best of the best flocked to Beverly Hills for the 2020 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon presented by Ford.

This year, the event made history by awarding the mostly Black transgender cast of the hit ballroom scene drama PoseMj Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Dominique Jackson— along with one of the show’s writers, producers and directors Janet Mock

In addition, 007 star Lashana Lynch, Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas and Claws and When They See Us star Niecy Nash were also honored for their many contributions to the industry and beyond.

Remember: In order to be it, you need to see it and all of these beautiful Black women provide each of us, including our little girls, a chance to see themselves on the big and small screens. Not just as a reflection of ourselves, but in them, we can see ourselves as heroes.

While the luncheon is most definitely about celebrating these amazing trailblazers, it’s also an opportunity for Black Hollywood to stunt and show off their best lewks. So from our girl Aisha Hinds to Issa Rae, Alfre Woodard, and many more, here’s a look at all the fabulous style that hit the Essence red carpet.

1. ailie Sahar, Honoree Janet Mock, Honoree Angelica Ross, Billy Porter, and Honoree Mj Rodriguez

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2. Hailie Sahar, Robin Thede, and Angelica Ross

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3. Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar, and Billy Porter

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4. Aisha Hinds

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5. Cynthia Bailey and Kym Whitley

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6. Mj Rodriguez

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7. Lashana Lynch

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8. Lashana Lynch

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9. Niecy Nash

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10. Niecy Nash

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11. Melina Matsoukas

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12. Loni Love, Essence CEO Michelle Ebanks and Kym Whitley

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13. Kerry Washington

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14. Ella Balinska

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15. Kiki Layne

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16. Kiki Layne, Lena Waithe, and Shahadi Wright Joseph

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17. Simone Missick

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18. BET CEO Debra L. Lee, June Ambrose, Debra Martin Chase, Cynthia Erivo, Essence CEO Michelle Ebanks, and Essence Ventures Founder & Chairman Richelieu Dennis

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19. Aisha Hinds, Billy Porter, Janet Mock, and Victoria Mahoney

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20. Aisha Hinds

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21. Ava DuVernay and CCH Pounder

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22. Essence Director of Live Events and Experiential Jovanca Maitland

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23. Bresha Webb and Marsai Martin

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24. Gina Torres, Robin Thede, Kerry Washington, and Billy Porter

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25. Brittany Howard, Quinta Brunson, and Robin Thede

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26. Melina Matsoukas

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27. Billy Porter

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28. Issa Rae

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29. Arica Himmel

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30. Tika Sumpter

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31. Shahadi Wright Joseph

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32. Garcelle Beauvais

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33. Alfre Woodard

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34. Gina Torres, Robin Thede, Kerry Washington, and Billy Porter

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35. Robin Thede

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36. Loretta Devine

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37. Niecy Nash

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38. Melina Matsoukas & Issa Rae

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39. Danielle Brooks and Billy Porter

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40. Cory Hardrict and Tia Mowry-Hardrict

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41. Dondré Whitfield

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42. Logan Browning

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43. Storm Reid and Ava DuVernay

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44. Janelle Monáe and Garcelle Beauvais

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45. Lena Waithe and Yvonne Orji

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46. Issa Rae and Niecy Nash

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47. Niecy Nash and Cynthia Erivo

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48. Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monáe

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49. Ava DuVernay

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50. Jenifer Lewis

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51. Michelle Ebanks and Moana Luu with Ford Motor Company’s Raj Register and Dee Guerrero

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