Essence Magazine to Honor ‘Orange is the New Black’ Cast Members

African-American stars of TV hit Orange is the New Black are set to be honored by bosses at Essence magazine.

Adrienne Moore, Danielle Brooks, Lorraine Toussaint, Samira Wiley, Vicky Jeudy, Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox will be feted with the Black Women in Hollywood Vanguard Award at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on in California.

This year’s honors will mark the first time the accolades have been given to a group, instead of an individual.

The cast will also be joined by Regina King, Beyond the Lights star Gugu Mbatha-Raw and costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who has costumed films including Selma and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

The Essence Magazine Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon takes place February 19.

You can leave your thoughts and congratulations to all the women that will be honored in the comments below! (And feel free to let us know your favorite Orange is the New Black character!)

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