"Pose" writer and director, Janet Mock, and some of the stars of the series, including Billy Porter and Angelica Ross, will join "Captain Marvel" actress Lashana Lynch and "When They See Us" star Niecy Nash among the Essence event's honourees.
"Essence is thrilled to commemorate the creative and critical achievements of Black women as originators, nurturers, makers and creators during our 13th Black Women in Hollywood awards luncheon," MoAna Luu, the company's chief content and creative officer, shares in a statement.
"Whether they're reclaiming our culture or dismantling traditional gender ideas, each of our honorees uplift us as they present their unique gifts on the screen and behind the camera."
"As Essence celebrates 50 years of the power of our presence, we are proud to salute them all."
The awards will be held at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles on February 6.