The annual event is now in its 15th year. According to Essence Magazine, the awards event “… launched Black Women In Hollywood as a spotlight for achievements on screen and a celebration of female voices expanding and transforming the art of storytelling. This year, we are proud to recognize four actresses whose talents have contributed to the creation of a vast and dynamic Black cinematic universe.”
This year’s honorees included Nia Long, Quinta Brunson, Chanté Adams and Aunjanue Ellis. “Essence Black Women in Hollywood is a safe house, a family reunion, a support group and a fashion show all rolled into one,” Roxanne Roxanne actress Chanté Adams said as she received her award. “And I’m so, so happy that I got to experience something so meaningful at the beginning of my career.”
And of course, as Adams put it, the event was and is always a fashion show. And here is what some of our BCK favorites were wearing.
Marsai Martin-Martin literally sparkled on the carpet for press photos. The Black-ish star was dressed in a pretty-in-pink sequin midi with pointy ankle-strapped heels.
Storm Reid-The Euphoria star was walking on sunshine in her midriff-baring LaPointe dress with feathered sleeves. Polishing off the look, she wore simple pointed-toe white ankle strapped heels.
Akira Akbar-Akbar stunned in black and red St. John, mirroring Reid’s shoe style. The Bel Air star finished her elegant look with cascading braded locks.
Lexi Underwood-The actress and filmmaker continued with the trend of the day and stunned in a green midriff-baring custom Cult Gaia pantsuit with peek-a-boo sandals.
Kaci Walfall-The seventeen-year-old actress unquestionably came to the carpet with her fashion game in nothing less than peek condition. The Naomi actress was dressed in a beautiful knee-length pink Zimmermann dress with matching platforms. Walfall definitely looked like a princess.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees. They truly have made a mark for themselves and those to follow in Hollywood. As for #younghollywood, they brought their A-game to the carpet, and we didn’t expect them to do anything less!