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Olivia Bahou
Feb 02, 2016 @ 11:00 am

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.

Alongside these powerful honorees, celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Nick Cannon, Ryan Coogler, Leon Bridges, and Zendaya will be on-hand to celebrate. 

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You can tune in to the live action on 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. 

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