ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood

Shining Moments: Black Women in Film 2013

What a year we had on the big screen in 2013. As a mark up to our annual Black Women in Hollywood pre-Oscars event, we're taking a look at a banner year for Black women in film—from Lupita Nyong'o's breathtaking performance in 12 Years a Slave to scene-stealers Octavia Butler and Oprah Winfrey in Fruitvale Station and Lee Daniels The Butler.

Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight