It was a star-studded affair at The Paley Center’s Hollywood Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television event last night. And it brought out the likes of Brandy, Regina King, Tyra Banks, YaYa DaCosta and many more YBFers. Get your black star power fix inside….
The #BlackGirlMagic was in full effect last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Paley Center for Media hosted its second annual Hollywood Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television (presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.) and it brought out some of the biggest YBF names in Hollywood. The event was put together to highlight the deserving accomplishments and to illustrate the enormous impact of African-Americans across every genre of television, from news/talk and music to sports, drama, and comedy.
The evening also included a salute to Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) 35th anniversary and also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and television’s role as a pivotal platform for addressing important issues, breaking down barriers, and creating social change.
R&B singer and actress Brandy put on a classic display in a blue and white floral top paired with a crisp white mini skirt and blue pumps. Her bob with a bang topped off her Chinese-inspired look.
The YBF chick is currently gearing up to star in a brand new BET scripted romantic comedy series “Zoe Ever After,” which premieres in January 2016.
While ratings for her new talk show the “FABLife” aren’t the best and rumors are circulating that it could get the axe, that hasn’t stopped Tyra Banks from putting on a calm and collected front. She posed it up on the carpet last night in long sleeve black and white jumpsuit while smizing for the cameras.
If you haven’t heard, the current Cyle of “America’s Next Top Model” will be the last. No more Tyra Mail. Bummer.
Model, actress and former “ANTM” contestant YaYa DaCosta sashayed through in a bold color. She’s currently starring in the drama series “Chicago Fire.”
YASSS! EMMY winner Regina King showed up and showed out schooling chicks on what 44-and-fabulous looks like. She’s currently working on the anthology series’ “American Crime” along with rapper Andre 3000.
“black•ish” cutie Yara Shahidi and her on-screen brother Marcus Scribner brought the teen fab.
The “Survivor’s Remorse” cast was in attendance including Tichina Arnold, Jessie Usher, Erica Ash, Teyonah Parrish and RonReaco Lee. The STARZ comedy series just wrapped up Season 2 and we can expect the premiere of Season 3 in 2016.
“Power” producer and star 50 Cent snapped it up on the carpet with “Power” creator Courtney Kemp Agboh and STARZ CEO Chris Albrecht. Fif definitely knows how to clean up well.
“Empire” star Terrence Howard & rapper Master P (who believes Lucious Lyon is loosely based on his life) posed it up on the carpet.
Terrence’s wife Miranda Howard left little Qirin Love at home to attend the event.
Fab directress Ava DuVernay was in the mix styling, per usual. Loving this whole look!
“Scream Queens” star Niecy Nash certainly turned heads in this royal blue strapless dress paired with bejewled pumps. Werk!
After celebrating at their 2nd baby shower in NYC over the weekend, married couple and talk show hosts Ice-T and Coco brought the coupledom fab on the carpet. The twosome is expecting a baby girl they have named Chanel and they’re currently 32 weeks pregnant and counting!
Comedian/actor Tommy Davidson brought his fiance of three years Amanda Moore as his date for the event.
Actor Sean Patrick Thomas, who’s currently filming Barbershop 3, and his wife Aonika Laurent were all smiles on the carpet.
“Castle” star Tamala Jones was smoking HOT in this black lace paneled dress.
Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who recently released a new track titled “I’m Ready,” was in the mix. We wonder how he feels about his ex Regina King’s fabulous success as of late.
EMMY winner and “Scandal” star Joe Morton flashed a smile on the carpet. See? Papa Pope does smile.
“How To Get Away With Murder” star Alfred Enoch was in the building.
Retired NBA baller and actor Rick Fox got dapper in a gunmetal suit.
“The Odd Couple” actress Yvette Nicole Brown flossed her curves in a teal lace midi dress.
Legendary actress and singer Diahann Carroll was elegant in a black leather trimmed gown.
“House of Lies” star Don Cheadle and film creator Tyler Perry took the podium to present.
Iconic producer Quincy Jones was honored by Terrence and “black•ish” star Anthony Anderson on stage.
Tyra and Ava took the podium together to present.
In the audience, Tommy and Regina posed it up.
Niecy and “Key & Peele” star Keegan-Michael Key were all smiles.
And Diahann snapped a few flicks with Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. Fab times!
Black is SO fabulous!
Photos: The Paley Center for Media