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A Look At The 2024 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood® Awards

  • PublishedMarch 9, 2024
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 07: Tichina Arnold attends the 2024 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Ceremony at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on March 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

LOS ANGELES, CA – The 17th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood® Awards, a celebration of Black woman and our excellence, took center stage at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Renowned actor, Grammy Award-winning rapper, and entrepreneur Cliff “Method Man” Smith hosted the star-studded event.

This year’s honorees included Academy Award-nominated actress and Grammy Award winner Danielle Brooks, six-time Grammy-nominated singer and leading actress Halle Bailey, acclaimed screenwriter and showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll, and industry powerhouse Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming for STARZ.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 07: Host Method Man speaks onstage during the 2024 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Ceremony at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on March 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

Emmy Award-winning actress Zendaya and Fashion Legend Law Roach graced the red carpet, showcasing another dazzling appearance during awards season, with Zendaya debuting a stylish new bob haircut. The event saw Black Love on full display, featuring couples such as actor and rapper Joey Bada$$ and singer & actress Serayah, BET’s Sistas actor Devale Ellis and wife Khadeen Ellis, sharing touching moments on the carpet.

Actress Erika Alexander, Kim Cole, and TV writer-producer Yvette Lee Bowser delved into nostalgic memories from ‘Living Single,’ which recently hit a 30-year milestone. Actresses and TV personalities Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry-Housley offered a trip down memory lane, gracing the carpet as a dynamic duo.

Halle Bailey and her sister, multifaceted entertainer Chole Bailey, shared a soul-stirring speech reflecting on Halle’s greatest achievement – being a mother to her son “Halo.” Danielle Brooks received a standing ovation for her gospel melody rendition of “I won’t complain” as she accepted her award.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 07: Serayah McNeill attends the 2024 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Ceremony at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on March 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

Grammy-winning artist Muni Long closed the show with her hit song, “Made for Me,” bringing the crowd to their feet. The event drew a constellation of notable celebrities, including Normani, Tina Knowles, Leslie Jones, Letitia Wright, Da’Vinci, Teyonah Parris, Skai Jackson, Aldis Hodge, Marsai Martin, Anthony Anderson, Gabourey Sidibe, Lance Gross, and many more.

To relive all the glamour and excitement, tune in to the 17th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood® Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 15th, at 9/8c on OWN, and stream on Max. Don’t miss this captivating showcase of talent and celebration of Black women in the entertainment industry.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for ESSENCE

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