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Hall, Lewis, Layne, Stenberg are named Essence honorees

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM
AP Amandla Stenberg
Jenifer Lewis
Kiki Layne


Essence has named four actresses as its annual 'Black Women in Hollywood' honourees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in The Hate U Give, Kiki Layne of If Beale Street Could Talk, and Jenifer Lewis of Black-ish.

The awards luncheon will be held on February 21 in Beverly Hills, California.

In a statement, Essence salutes "the marvellous work and stunning achievements" of the four. Chief creative and content officer MoAna Luu also notes that they represent "the dynamic intersection of art and activism that is influencing how we shape our own destiny."

Hall was also in Support the Girls, and became the first black Best Actress winner at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for her role.