ESSENCE has named four actresses as its annual “Black Women in Hollywood” honorees. They are Regina Hall of “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “The Hate U Give,” Amandla Stenberg of “The Hate U Give,” Kiki Layne of “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Jenifer Lewis of “Black-ish.”

The awards luncheon will be held Feb. 21 in Beverly Hills, California.

In a statement, ESSENCE salutes “the marvelous work and stunning achievements” of the four. Chief creative and content officer MoAna Luu also notes that they represent “the dynamic intersection of art and activism that is influencing how we shape our own destiny.”

King recently drew praise for her Golden Globes speech in which she pledged to employ women as 50 percent of her staff in any upcoming projects in the next two years.

FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo Amandla Stenberg arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo Amandla Stenberg arrives at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo Jenifer Lewis arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo Jenifer Lewis arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

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