Actor Viola Davis (L) and Editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, Constance White attend the 5th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) None:
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 3:30 PM EST

Viola Davis attended Essence Magazine's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel last night. Leading ladies Kerry Washington, Paula Patton, Octavia Spencer and Pam Grier, along with executive producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes were selected as this year's honorees. "The luncheon exists to provide a fitting tribute to the brilliant talent and accomplishments of African-American trailblazers like Kerry, Pam, Paula, Octavia, and Shonda, and celebrate their collective work as an inspiration for generations to come,"said Constance White, Essence's editor-in-chief, according to the [HuffPost. ](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/essence-black-women-in-hollywoo...)