Emmy Award-winning “Abbott Elementary” actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and Critics’ Selection-nominated “Until” actress Danielle Deadwyler are among the many stars set to be honored at Essence’s 2023 Black Ladies in Hollywood awards.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Without end” actress Dominique Thorne, Freeform and Onyx Collective president Tara Duncan and “The Lady King” director Gina Prince-Bythewood spherical out the remainder of the honorees, Essence introduced Tuesday.
The annual awards occasion honors Black ladies making a mark on movie and tv. Previous honorees have included Angela Bassett, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae and Shonda Rhimes.
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“For greater than a decade and a half, ESSENCE has championed the Black Ladies in Hollywood Awards to commemorate the Black ladies who’re the story makers, storytellers, story-doers, and story-sharers that domesticate the leisure ecosystem that the world cherishes and loves deeply,” mentioned Caroline Wanga, president and CEO of Essence Ventures, in an announcement.
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“We’re privileged to have this sacred platform that illuminates the on-going accomplishments of Black ladies at our annual luncheon in its sixteenth 12 months since inception,” Wanga mentioned. “Whether or not the world acknowledges it or not, Black ladies are the CEOs of house, tradition and group and due to that function, once you have interaction along with her, you have interaction with the Black group as an entire.”
The pink carpet and lunch occasion will happen March 9 in Los Angeles and have awards introduced by actress and producer Yara Shahidi and producer and director Chinonye Chukwu. Extra presenters shall be introduced at a later date.
Viewers can watch pink carpet interviews with honorees and attendees, in addition to the awards ceremony, through livestream on Essence.com at 2 p.m. ET.
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