ESSENCE held its annual ‘Black Women in Hollywood’ 2021 Awards on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The event streamed as a virtual experience for the first time on ESSENCEStudios.com and ESSENCE.com. Cynthia Erivo Wore a orange Gucci dress.
This year’s theme, “Mastering Our Stories,” focused on the resiliency of Black women in Hollywood through the years, including during the unprecedented pandemic. Comedian/actress Leslie Jones, actor Yahya Abdul Mateen II, activist Tarana Burke, and director Kasi Lemmons presented the Black Women in Hollywood Awards this year.