Nia Long, Aunjanue Ellis, Quinta Brunson, and Chanté Adams Honored at 2022 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Ellis: Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA via AP; Brunson/Long: Michael Buckner/PMC; Adams: NDZ/STAR MAX/IPx

Four honorees for the 2022 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards were announced Wednesday ahead of the event being held March 24 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

Nia Long (You People), 2022 Oscar nominee for best supporting actress Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard), Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) and Chanté Adams (A Journal For Jordan) will be celebrated at the ceremony that marks the 15th anniversary of the affair. This year, the Black Women in Hollywood Awards will be themed to “The Black Cinematic Universe” and hosted by Snowfall‘s Damson Idris.

The gala will be featured in Essence‘s March/April print issue and a special digital issue. Additional talent is set to be announced soon for the event taking place in the lead-up to the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony on March 27.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Gajewski