ESSENCE To Celebrate The Trans Women of ‘Pose’ For ‘Black Women In Hollywood’ Awards+Niecy Nash, Lashana Lynch & More To Be Honored [Photos]

Posted January 11, 2020
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ESSENCE is celebrating trans women, specifically the stars of ‘Pose‘ in their latest ‘Black Women In Hollywood‘ issue and an upcoming awards ceremony slated for February.

The ladies of ‘Pose’ aren’t the only ones being celebrated! Other leading ladies such as Niecy Nash, Melina MatsoukasLashana Lynch and more are being honored.

via Essence:


ESSENCE is ushering in a new decade of award seasons and continuing to our 50-year tradition of serving Black women deeply with our 2020 Black Women In Hollywood awards.

Returning to the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA on February 6 and presented by Ford while sponsored by AT&T Humanity of Connection, Geico, L’Oréal Paris and Netflix, our highly-anticipated annual celebration will shine a deserving spotlight on several Black women in Hollywood who are owning their narrative and transforming the art of storytelling.

The coveted Oscar-week event is set to honor: EMMY Award-winning actress, comedian, director and producer Niecy Nash DGA nominated director and two-time Grammy Award winning music video director Melina Matsoukas ; actress Lashana Lynch; and trailblazing cast and co-executive producer/director/writer of Pose(Janet Mock, Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross and Hailie Sahar).

Check out the gorgeous snaps of the honorees below.

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JUST ANNOUNCED ✨ Meet our 2020 #BlackWomenInHollywood honorees! From the cast of @poseonfx, @indyamoore and @mjrodriguez7. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for more on our honorees.

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Breaking down barriers is second nature to Halima Aden. The first Black female ESSENCE cover star wearing a hijab was also the first Muslim homecoming queen at her high school, the first Somali student senator at her college, and is disrupting beauty standards left and right. “It’s important for me to be visible and to do whatever I can to let girls know that they don’t have to change who they are.” Amen to that! Tap the 🔗in bio for more on our Jan./Feb. issue. Chief Content & Creative Officer @moanaluu Cover Star @halima Photographer @jdthecombo Written by @jamberstarr Fashion Director @mariellebobo Beauty Director @missjulee Makeup @jessicasmalls Manicure @pipbuzzz Creative Director @mochamommy_nyc Production @nataliegialluca Set Design @propsbypenelope Entertainment & Talent Director @CoriMurray Social Media @Randa_writes

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The award ceremony will take place on Feb. 6, you can check out more details and snaps HERE.

Check out what their ‘Pose’ co-star Billy Porter had to say on his co-stars, and all LGBTQ folks being celebrated and recoginized for the talents and contributions to enetertainment and mainstream culture when we recently caught up with him at the ‘Urban One Honors.’

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