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Inside ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood Awards (Livestream)

Oprah Winfrey, Quvenzhané Wallis & More Honored at ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Originally posted 02/21/2013 01:00PM

Before the Oscars honor the best in film on Sunday, ESSENCE is celebrating the achievements of Black women in film and television.

Beginning at 2:30 Thursday, the magazine will hold its sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where six exemplary women in Hollywood will be honored, and you can watch the action live here.

This year's honorees are Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock Akil, Naomie Harris and Quvenzhané Wallis.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild-Inspired Louisiana Grub for the Oscars

Beasts of the Southern Wild-Inspired Louisiana Grub for the Oscars

Originally posted 02/16/2013 10:45AM

With Feb. 24's 2013 Academy Awards drawing closer, there's no better time to whet your appetite for all things movies – literally.

Embrace your inner film buff one bite at a time starting with one of this year's Best Picture nominees: Beasts of the Southern Wild. You'll take a trip to the bayous of Louisiana courtesy of Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, which is serving up Oscar contender-inspired dishes to moviegoers in celebration of the film industry's biggest night.

Pair your po' boy and hush puppies with an adults-only beverage. (Yup, that means the movie's 9-year-old star (and youngest Best Actress nominee ever), Quvenzhané Wallis, couldn't quite indulge in this gin-based treat.)

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PHOTO: Quvenzhané Wallis Rocks Another Puppy Purse | Quvenzhane Wallis

UpdatePosted 02/04/2013 07:00PM

Quvenzhané Wallis Rocks Puppy Purse at Oscar Luncheon

Originally posted 02/04/2013 05:00PM

It's more puppy love for Quvenzhané Wallis!

The 9-year-old star of Beasts of the Southern Wild hit the red carpet at Monday's Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills with another one of her pet purses on hand.

"That's my signature," she told Ellen DeGeneres during a January visit to her talk show, where Wallis admitted owning close to 20 of the doggy accessory, designed by Poochie & Co.

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The Major Differences Between Oldest & Youngest Best Actress Nominees

Oscars 2013

Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhané Wallis: Differences Between the Actresses

Originally posted 01/17/2013 06:20PM

Amid the excitement over last Thursday's announcement of the Oscar nods, it was widely noted that this year brings the eldest Best Actress nominee in the 85-year history of the Academy Awards – as well as the youngest.

They are French actress Emmanuelle Riva, star of the French-language German-Austrian production Amour, who will turn 86 on Oscar day, Feb. 24, and a 9-year-old newcomer from Houma, Louisiana, Quvenzhané Wallis, star of the $1.8 million independent film Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Wallis is so young, in fact, that she had to wait until school was over on Thursday before she was able release a comment about how it felt to be nominated.

Like their ages, the performances of these two remarkable actresses are a study in stark contrasts.

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Get to Know the Oscars' Youngest Nominee

Get to Know the Oscars' Youngest Nominee

Originally posted 01/16/2013 02:45PM

Pint-sized cutie (and Beasts of the Southern Wild star) Quvenzhané Wallis gives an adorable interview about her fashion sense

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