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‘Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards’ Primetime Special To Air On OWN Saturday, March 3

The Prestigious Event Will Honor Four Hollywood Game-Changers:Danai Gurira, Tiffany Haddish, Tessa Thompson and Lena Waithe 2/23/2018 9:45 AM

Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air Essence’s 11th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards as a primetime special event on Saturday, March 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  For over a decade, the star-studded celebration has been at the forefront of honoring Hollywood’s most creative and accomplished African-American female visionaries, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

 The annual Oscar-week awards celebration, which will air for the fourth year in a row on OWN, will honor four Hollywood Game-Changers: actress/award-winning playwright Danai Gurira (Black Panther); comedian/award-winning actress Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), actress/activist Tessa Thompson (Westworld) and Emmy award-winning writer/actress Lena Waithe (Master of None). This year’s event, held at the famed Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, will shift back to a daytime luncheon.