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Halle Bailey, Danielle Brooks Among Honorees At 'Black Women In Hollywood' Awards

Halle Bailey, Danielle Brooks Among Honorees At 'Black Women In Hollywood' Awards

Ni Patterson
02/10/2024 09:30 AM EST

Essence announced the honorees for the 17th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards. This year's list spotlights Halle Bailey, Danielle Brooks, Starz’s original programming president Kathryn Busby, and screenwriter Nkechi Okoro Carroll.

The ceremony will be hosted by actor, Grammy Award-winning rapper, and entrepreneur Cliff “Method Man” Smith.

The intersection of joy and justice is where community thrives,” Essence Ventures’ President and CEO, Caroline Wanga, shared in a statement. “We don’t ever need to diminish our collective power and accomplishments; due to the work we are still doing to exist equitably. The past year tested this intersection within one of our most sacred cultural realms when the entertainment industry faced the gridlock of stakeholder value and WORTH.

“In parallel, the assets that the industry creates as a direct infusion of joy that propels our community through the depth and breadth of life were stagnated as a clear and just outcome stayed uncertain,” she added. “While parts of the incongruence have stabilized, there is still significant work to be done to create sustainable change.”

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The annual event will be held at the Academy Of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles on March 7. The ceremony aims to continue to “highlight the strength, grace, and influence of Black women in the entertainment industry,” as this year’s theme is “Radiant Power.”