Essence Magazine will honor Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe, Danai Gurira and Tessa Thompson at their 2018 Black Women in Hollywood event in March:
“ESSENCE is proud to continue our year-round celebration of excellence among Black women with our eleventh annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards.
Held each year just ahead of the Academy Awards, the Black Women in Hollywood event has become one of the most anticipated Oscar weekend happenings, serving as an uplifting gathering highlighting the phenomenal work of dynamic Black women in the industry. The elegant affair sees Hollywood’s biggest names come together to honor these game-changers, who continue to elevate the culture through their art form.
This year’s event will honor four extraordinary young Black women in film and television whose fearless approach to navigating Hollywood has inspired those around them and taken the concept of representation to new heights: Emmy Award-winning writer/actress Lena Waithe; actress/award-winning playwright Danai Gurira; actress/activist Tessa Thompson and comedienne/award-winning actress Tiffany Haddish.”
Originally published: 2/6/2018