Essence’s annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon could not be a more welcome celebration of diversity this awards season. This year’s 9th annual event will honor actress Tracee Ellis Ross, director and producer Debbie Allen, and entertainment attorney Nina Shaw.
“We are delighted to continue the tradition of honoring exceptionally talented women who are making significant contributions as creators and performers in Hollywood,” Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca said in a statement.
You can tune in to the live action on Essence.com starting at 3:15 p.m. ET on Feb. 25, or catch it when it airs as an OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network special at 10 p.m. ET on Feb. 27.