LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whoopi Goldberg, Andra Day and Zendaya shall be among the many honorees at this yr’s Essence Black Girls in Hollywood occasion, which shall be livestreamed throughout Oscars week for the primary time this yr.
Essence on Tuesday announced the honorees for the 14th annual ceremony on April 22.
Along with the Emmy-, Grammy-, Oscar- and Tony-winner Goldberg and “Euphoria” star Zendaya, they embrace actor, singer and songwriter Cynthia Erivo and actor Michaela Coel.
Day, who’s up for an Oscar just a few days later for enjoying the title function in “The USA vs. Billie Vacation,” may also carry out.
“Orange Is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox is ready to host the occasion whose theme this yr is “Mastering Our Tales,” with a concentrate on the resiliency of Black girls in Hollywood all through its historical past and thru the pandemic yr.
“Essence has demonstrated our dedication to highlighting the ability and resiliency of Black girls for 50 years, and a part of that has included creating alternatives to uplift and acknowledge one another when nobody else would,” Essence Chief Technique & Engagement Officer Latraviette D. Smith-Wilson mentioned in a press release saying the honorees.