On February 27th, the OWN network will air the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event. For the star-studded event, Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Allen and Nina Shaw will be honored for their achievements this past year.
The Black-ish star Tracee will receive the Fierce & Fearless award; Debbie Allen, the iconic director, producer and actress will be honored with the Legend award; and entertainment attorney Nina Shaw will take home the Lincoln Power award, according to ESSENCE. Discussing the importance of the event, here’s what ESSENCE’s Editor-In-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca had to say:
“We are delighted to continue the tradition of honoring exceptionally talented women who are making significant contributions as creators and performers in Hollywood. At a time when the conversation about diversity in Hollywood remains prevalent, recognizing the indomitable power and presence of Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Allen and Nina Shaw at our annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon embraces an inclusive and diverse Hollywood community.”
In addition to the aforementioned honorees, the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Nick Cannon, Ryan Coogler, Zendaya and more will be in attendance.
Be sure to tune in to the OWN network on February 27th at 10:00 pm EST to see the amazing event live.