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Aunjanue Ellis, Nia Long, Quinta B, to be Honored at 2022 Essence Black Women in Hollywood

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Essence is honoring four actresses who are making and have made their marks on-screen in unforgettable ways at its 15th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

Under the theme The Black Cinematic Universe, Damson Idris will host this years award ceremony that will honor Nia Long, Aunjanue Ellis, Quinta Brunson, and Chanté Adams.

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“For 15 years, our Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards has heralded the strengths and accomplishments of Black women who are making an impact in Hollywood,” Essence CEO Caroline Wanga said in a statement. “This year — as we highlight the Black Cinematic Universe — our four honorees each exemplify the power, life and joy that is a direct reflection of our community. We are also thankful for our partners for supporting our vision as we continue to shine a light on the beauty and resilience of Black women everywhere.”

This years’ Black Women in Hollywood Awards will be commemorated by Essence magazine via a story in the March/April issue and special digital-exclusive covers for each honoree. The issue will also recognize 124 power players and creatives across film, TV and streaming, and in a special digital split-cover issue highlighting each Black Women in Hollywood honoree.

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The Black Women in Hollywood awards will take place March 24 at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles, Calif. The show will be recorded and air on Essence.com March 28 starting at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. On March 25, Essence will also host Essence Hollywood House, a live experience featuring conversations with creatives, industry leaders and stakeholders. Essence Hollywood House will stream on Essence.com.

Additional talent will be announced soon.

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