Oscar week has brought yet another glamorous red carpet event to the Hollywood scene.
A-listers such as Mary J.Blige and Will Smith came together to celebrate the amazing achievements of black women actresses in Hollywood.
The star-studded event honoured Gabourey Sidibe of Precious fame, Avatar's Zoe Saldana and Queen Latifah, all pictured, for their efforts and contributions to the film industry.
Tennis star Serena Williams made an appearance on the red carpet wearing a cute little white dress with statement shoulders and nude fan detailed heels.
If you want to see for yourself, then go to essence.com for exclusive footage of this elegant ceremony.
By Kirsty Callaghan