*BEVERYLY HILLS – Lincoln Motor Company was the presenting sponsor for ESSENCE’s 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, which took place yesterday at The Beverly Wilshire.
The 2015 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon honored outstanding women in the television and film industry. The following were this year’s honorees: “Beyond The Lights” actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw; actress, Regina King; costume designer, Ruth Carter; and the cast of the Netflix Original Series, Orange is the New Black.
Lincoln presented Gugu Mbatha-Raw with the 2015 Black Women in Hollywood Best Breakthrough of the Year Award. The award was co-presented by “Selma” actor, David Oyelowo.
The event was attended by notables in the industry including, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard, Ava DuVernay, Uzo Aduba, Kelly Rowland, Mara Brock Akil, Tracee Ellis Ross, Shonda Rhimes and many, many more.
Mariah Howard, the lucky winner of Lincoln’s #shinelikeastar Instagram contest was able to attend the event and take in the Lincoln experience with a guest. Celebrity guests like Ava DuVernay, Bevy Smith, Lorraine Toussaint, Uzo Aduba and others arrived to the event in 2015 Lincoln MKZ’s and Navigators.
Now in its eighth year, the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon is noted as one of the must-attend events during Oscar week.
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