Rapper Eve has been confirmed as the host of the 13th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards by the publication.
The award-winning actress and co-host of The Talk will host the annual soiree at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California.
It will be Eve’s first-time hosting the awards; the event takes place during Oscars week.
The Black Women in Hollywood Awards will celebrate a list of 2020 honorees that includes: Emmy Award-winning actress, Niecy Nash; two-time Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas; actress Lashana Lynch; and the trailblazing cast and co-executive producer/director/ of Pose (Janet Mock, Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross, and Hailie Sahar).
“I’m honored to host the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards this year,” Eve said. “This is such an important time for women in the world—especially working in the entertainment industry both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Essence is such an incredible brand that I’ve looked up to over the years, so I’m over the moon to be a part of this event!”
Presenting during the award ceremony is director Ava DuVernay; actress Alfre Woodward; actress and director Issa Rae and Emmy, Grammy, and Tony award-winning actor Billy Porter.
Grammy Award-winning Brittany Howard — the frontperson for the band Alabama Shakes — will be performing.