Essence will honor Hollywood heavyweights Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard and Gabrielle Union in a ceremony next month.
The sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon will recognize women in the film industry on February 21, 2013.
The popular magazine will present media mogul Oprah Winfrey with the Power Award while honoring Alfre Woodard with the Vanguard Award. Gabrielle Union will also receive top honors as a recipient of the Fierce and Fearless Award.
Other shining stars include Mara Brock-Akil who will be presented with the Visionary Award and Naomie Harris will receive the Lincoln Shining Star Award.
Essence will also recognize this year’s youngest Oscar-nominee Quvenzhane Wallis with the Breakthrough Performance Award.