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Jennifer Hudson: Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Jennifer Hudson: Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Jennifer Hudson makes an appearance at the 2013 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday afternoon (February 21) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 31-year-old Oscar-winning entertainer was joined by her Dreamgirls co-star Anika Noni Rose, talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, Naomi Campbell, and Keke Palmer.

Jennifer will be performing a number from Dreamgirls at the 2013 Academy Awards this weekend. Perhaps Anika and Beyonce will join her to complete the trio?

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Lanvin dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Amrapali earrings and bracelets, Arunashi bracelets, and an Adeler ring. Gabrielle is wearing a Versace dress and an Oroton clutch.

30+ pictures inside of Jennifer Hudson and others at the awards luncheon…

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10 Comments

# 1

WOW, All beautiful! Oprah looks fabulous!!

# 2

Beautiful women!

# 3

that is so racist , i mean we all know what would happen if Hollywood had an event all her guests were white people

# 4

So racist, What if it was a white exclusive party and or event and not one black person was recognized? people are so stupid and two face!

# 5
Natasha (Nataliya) Stasyi @ 02/22/2013 at 2:40 am

All the girls’re hot here!!))) But Oprah, your hair…phew, look like poodle’s((

# 6

All the events in hollywood are full of white people with only about 5 recognizable black faces. Name 10 movies you have watched with a predominately black cast, and don’t call any Tyler Perry movies. I bet you can’t yet I can name a million movies with a predom white cast. Should I then call that racist? You need to shut up.

# 7

@Doreen: Thank you! What those two people above fail to realise is that events like this exist because they NEED to. It’s very difficult for Black actors/actresses to get work in Hollywood because the MAJORITY of roles are catered to white actors.

Black people are not well represented in film. Even in the rare instances when you have a Black man (WIll Smith) as the lead actor in a film his wife/leading lady will almost always be white/non-black.

White people get to see themselves reflected on the small screen, big screen, magazines, etc (and there’s nothing wrong with that) but Black people? Not so much! The majority of the successful Black actresses are light-skinned or mixed-race- Halle, Beyonce, Rihanna, Thandie, and so on… This is not fair!

Everybody should be able to see themselves represented in the media in a positive/empowering light.

# 8

Black Hispanics aren’t recognized at all. The white Latinos don’t want to see them on film representing them.

# 9

The only people basing it on color and NOT on talent are the people attending the awards.

Disney Villainess @ 02/23/2013 at 8:16 pm

@EGGHEAD1: @EGGHEAD2: LOL, at your obviously PRIVILEGED comments. The only way both of you could have made any sort of sense is if blacks and whites were equal in society, which is certainly not the case ESPECIALLY in Hollywood………

@Doreen: Bravo, I agree.

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