By Kelsey Glein
Feb 19, 2015 @ 3:06 pm
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Today is Essence’s annual Black Women In Hollywood Event, and you can watch it all go down right here. Live from Los Angeles, the event celebrates the year's standout performances and accomplishments from iconic, trailblazing African American women who are reshaping the cinematic and television landscape.

And, the soiree is shaping up to be a star-studded affair: the list of guests and presenters include Oprah Winfrey, Lupita Nyong'o, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Shonda Rhimes, the cast of Orange Is the New Black, and more. Plus, there will be an exciting performance by John Legend and Common.

Watch the red carpet livestream right now below.

For more on the #BlackWomenInHollywood event, visit

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