Red Carpet Glam: The 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Host Gabrielle Union at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Gabrielle Union

Last night, the ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards took place.

The star-studded event honours the most dynamic Black women in Hollywood, and this year’s roster is phenomenal.

Singer/actress Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) received the Breakthrough Award; writer/executive producer Issa Rae (Insecure) received the Vanguard Award; standout actress Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder) received the Lincoln Shining Star Award; and dynamic actress Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) received the Generation Next Award.

On the red carpet, our favourite stars came to shine, see who set the red carpet on fire!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Honoree Issa Rae at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Issa Rae

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Honoree Janelle Monae, actor Tracee Ellis Ross and honoree Yara Shahidi at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

 Janelle Monae, Tracee Ellis Ross and Yara Shahidi 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Laverne Cox at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Laverne Cox 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Meagan Good at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Meagan Good

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Yvonne Orji at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Yvonne Orji

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actress Viola Davis arrives at the Essence 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images,)

Viola Davis 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  TV personality Vanessa Simmons at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Vanessa Simmons

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Tina Knowles at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

Tina Knowles

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Aisha Tyler at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Aisha Tyler

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Honoree Aja Naomi King at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Aja Naomi 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Alfred Enoch at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Alfred Enoch

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actress Alfre Woodard at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Alfre Woodard

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Aniesia Williams at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Aniesia Williams

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Chante Adams at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Chante Adams

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Chef Huda at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Chef Huda

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Common at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

Common

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Cynthia Erivo at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Cynthia Erivo

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Danielle Brooks at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Danielle Brooks

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Debbie Allen and Pharrell Williams at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Essence)

Debbie Allen and Pharrell Williams 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  TV personality Demetria Lucas D'Oyley at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Demetria Lucas D’Oyley

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Gabrielle Dennis at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Gabrielle Dennis

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Director Melina Matsoukas at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

Melina Matsoukas

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Honoree Janelle Monae at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

Janelle Monae 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Costume designer June Ambrose at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

June Ambrose 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Jurnee Smollett-Bell at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Keesha Sharp at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Keesha Sharp 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Kelly McCreary at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Kelly McCreary

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Kofi Siriboe at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Kofi Siriboe 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Kofi Siriboe and Common at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Essence)

Kofi Siriboe and Common

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actors Laverne Cox (L) and Adrienne C. Moore at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

Laverne Cox and Adrienne C. Moore

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor LeToya Luckett at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

LeToya Luckett

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Logan Browning at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Logan Browning

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Loretta Devine at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Loretta Devine 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Margaret Avery at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

Margaret Avery

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Rapper MC Lyte at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

MC Lyte

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Writer Misha Green at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Misha Green 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  TV personality Miss Lawrence at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Miss Lawrence

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Oge Egbuonu at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Oge Egbuonu 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Quvenzhane Wallis at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Quvenzhane Wallis 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Samira Wiley at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Samira Wiley 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  TV personality Shaun Robinson at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Shaun Robinson

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Sherri Shepherd at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Sherri Shepherd

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Shonda Rhimes at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Shonda Rhimes 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Terry Pheto at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Terry Pheto

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Teyonah Parris at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Teyonah Parris 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Tina Lifford at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Tina Lifford

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Tracee Ellis Ross at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Tracee Ellis 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Ty Alexander at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Ty Alexander

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Tyrese Gibson at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

Tyrese Gibson

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Vanessa Bell Calloway at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Vanessa Bell 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Vicky Jeudy at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Vicky Jeudy

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Actor Xosha Roquemore at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Xosha Roquemore

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Honoree Yara Shahidi at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Yara Shahidi

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