Steven Vargas, E! NEWS
ESSENCE honored “The Black Cinematic Universe” at the Black Women in Hollywood Awards, highlighting the work of stars like Quinta Brunson, Nia Long and more.
The women of ” The Black Cinematic Universe” did not come to disappoint.
At ESSENCE‘s 15th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards red carpet, stars of this year’s best films and television shows arrived in head-turning looks to celebrate the work they’ve accomplished. The event was held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on March 24.
Among the notable stars taking the red carpet were Meagan Good from the Amazon Prime series Harlem who arrived in a blue over-the-shoulder two-piece that widened at the arms and legs. The show’s executive producer, Lena Waithe, wore a rose pink pantsuit, with a darker pink T-shirt and silver necklace.
The night’s honorees, who are also featured on the cover of of the March/April issue of ESSENCE, included Aunjanue Ellis, Quinta Brunson, Nia Long and Chanté Adams.
“For 15 years, our Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards has heralded the strengths and accomplishments of Black women who are making an impact in Hollywood,” ESSENCE CEO Caroline Wanga said in a statement. “This year — as we highlight the Black Cinematic Universe — our four honorees each exemplify the power, life and joy that is a direct reflection of our community.”
Aunjanue, who is also nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2022 Oscars, sported a coral pantsuit and matching heels. Abbott Elementary‘s Quinta followed the monochromatic trend in a yellow thigh-high slit dress that draped over her right leg and had the additional texture of frills at the sleeves. Nia from acclaimed films like Love Jones and Boyz n the Hood wore a short, layered cream dress with a gold clutch and heels.
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