Lincoln Motor Company joined ESSENCE Magazine in celebrating “Outstanding Black Women in Hollywood” at ESSENCE’s 7th annual luncheon in Beverly Hills.

As the presenting sponsor, Lincoln Motor Company, along with co-presenter, Kerry Washington, honored several women in the television and film industry.

2014 Black Women in Hollywood Visionary Award was given to award-winning director/writer Ava DuVernay. Additional honorees were Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President, Cheryl Boone Issacs; and “12 Years a Slave” actress, Lupita Nyong’O.

One lucky winner of Lincoln’s #shinelikeastar Instagram contest was able to attend the event and take in the Lincoln experience with a guest. Celebrity guests including Bevy Smith, Denise Nicholas, Nichelle Nichols and others arrived to the event in the 2014 Lincoln MKZ.

Black Women in Hollywood honorees, Ava DuVernay, Lupita Nyong’O, and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, pose with ESSENCE and Lincoln Motor Company executives.

Actress Sharon Leal and Lincoln Blogger Bar Host, Bevy Smith, with the all-new Lincoln MKC.

The Urban Swank Girls


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