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The Prestigious Event Will Honor Four Hollywood Game-Changers: Danai Gurira, Tiffany Haddish, Tessa Thompson and Lena Waithe.

Oprah Winfrey Network will air Essence’s 11th annual “Black Women in Hollywood Awards” as a primetime special event on Saturday, March 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The award show has become a staple in the “Black Hollywood” community typically garnering the same emotional response of an Oscar award for the recipients.

“Black Women in Hollywood Awards” started over a decade ago and has grown to be the “it” event for black actors especially women during award season in Los Angeles.

The annual Oscar-week awards celebration, which will air for the fourth year in a row on OWN, will honor four Hollywood Game-Changers: actress/award-winning playwright Danai Gurira (“Black Panther”); comedian/award-winning actress Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”), actress/activist Tessa Thompson (“Westworld”) and Emmy award-winning writer/actress Lena Waithe (“Master of None”). This year’s event, held at the famed Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, will shift back to a daytime luncheon.

Visit Essence.com and Oprah.com/Essence for more information and join the conversation on social using #BlackWomenInHollywood.