“ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala” Primetime Special to Air on OWN Sunday. March 5

Yara Shahidi

Janelle Monáe

Issa Rae

Gabrielle Union

The 10th anniversary of Time Inc.’s Essence “Black Women in Hollywood Awards,” will air as a primetime television event on Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. 

For the past decade, the star-studded celebration has been at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood’s most creative and accomplished African-American female visionaries both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

To watch a sneak peek, click here (with embed code): Oprah.com/Essence

Airing for the third year on OWN, the celebration will honor Hollywood’s “Next Generation,” young women who are excelling and elevating their crafts.

Triple-threat actress/musician/entertainer Janelle Monáe(“Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight”) receives the Breakthrough Award; groundbreaking actress/writer/producerIssa 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.

Actress/producer Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) will also be featured in the evening’s program.

This year’s event, held at the famed Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, shifted from a daytime luncheon to an evening gala for the first time.

The special is produced by Time Inc. Studios for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Visit Essence.com and Oprah.com/Essence  for more information and join the conversation on social using the #BlackWomenInHollywood hashtag. 

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