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The Television Academy celebrated diversity in Hollywood last night with a swanky cocktail reception in Beverly Hills. See all the YBF celebs who attended inside…

Last night at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills….

The TV Academy and the SAG-AFTRA actors union held its third annual pre-Emmy diversity reception at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills where 2015 Emmy nominees mixed and mingled under the stars.

Garcelle Beauvais, who is just filmed Barbershop 3, spoke with reporters at the vent where she shared her views on the importance of diversity. She said Hollywood has to embrace diversity because viewers are demanding to see people who look like themselves on TV. So true….

“Survivor’s Remorse” actress Tichina Arnold was also on hand to celebrate the hard work of her Emmy-nominated peers. On Instagram, she wrote, “So good to experience my peers getting well deserved accolades for their hard work & accomplishments.”

Malinda Williams stopped by to promote her latest project, Girlfriends’ Getaway 2, which premieres Saturday on TvOne at 7pEST.

“LAHH ATL” starlet Karlie Redd was in the building. We hear she’s getting ready to go nude for Playboy Plus, the extension site of the famed magazine.

Actress Angell Conwell, who stars on “The Young & The Restless” did a spin and a twirl in her black cocktail dress.

Former “Extant” star Louis Gossett Jr. posed alongside his date.

Erica Ash, who stars opposite Tichina Arnold of “Survivor’s Remorse”, walked the red carpet with a new haircut. It’s cute!

55-year-old Sister Code actress Anne Marie Johnson truly proves black don’t crack.

Jazz musician Kevin Eubanks posed with acting veteran Obba Babatundé.

Obba attended with actress and film producer Kat Kramer. These tights….

Angell posed with fellow soap star Redaric Williams.

Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis got our award for best dressed man of the evening.

Casting director Tracy ‘Twinkie’ Bird was there scouting and applauding talent.

The event was a success, proving that actors of color are a value to Hollywood. In fact, Jason George, head of diversity efforts at the actor’s union, told the crowd “Diversity no longer means niche….Diversity is mainstream!”

The EMMY Awards air Sept. 20th.

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