And now, here are Essence’s 2017 Black Women in Hollywood honorees

During the week of the Academy Awards celebrations is also the Black Women in Hollywood Awards. The event, which is hosted by Essence, is meant to honor the incredibly talented black women who make Hollywood sparkle and glitter, and you already know that we’re all about #GirlPower!

One bonus of this year’s ceremony is that it’s the 10th anniversary of the very first awards, making these Black Women in Hollywood honorees a part of a pretty monumental moment. So if you’ve never watched before, it’s time to tune in!

So who are Essence’s 2017 Black Women in Hollywood honorees? Many of our faves! It’s all the #BlackGirlMagic in one celebration, and we’re SO EXCITED.

This year, Essence will highlight the incredibly important work of Insecure’s Issa Rae,musician and Hidden Figures star Janelle Monaé, How To Get Away With Murder‘s Aja Naomi King, and Black-ish star Yara Shahidi. Like, yes!!!

Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca explains,

"For the past decade, the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards has paid homage to our modern image-makers – both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. This past year has been an exceptional one for diversity in film and television, and with the incredible contributions of Janelle, Issa, Aja and Yara, it is fitting that our 10th anniversary will honor the future of Hollywood and its continued steps on the path to inclusion.

We were already pumped for this annual event, but now we’re even more excited. Now, more than ever, it’s *so* important to be highlighting the work of marginalized creatives, and Janelle, Issa, Aja and Yara have really made the last few years something special. We can’t wait to celebrate these amazing ladies!