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The Essence Awards (1994)

TV Special | 120 min | Family

The 1994 Essence Awards pays tribute to eight outstanding African-American men for their accomplishments in their respective fields and for their significant contributions to their communities. The awards ceremony, with Hosts Vanessa ...See moreThe 1994 Essence Awards pays tribute to eight outstanding African-American men for their accomplishments in their respective fields and for their significant contributions to their communities. The awards ceremony, with Hosts Vanessa Williams and Sinbad, was videotaped before a star-studded audience at the Paramount Theater in New York City on April 22, 1994. Written by A.D. See less
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Jun 7, 1994 (United States)

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Maya Angelou
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Patti Austin
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Angela Bassett
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Toni Braxton
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Tevin Campbell
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Ben Carson
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Ray Charles
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Bill Cosby
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Aretha Franklin
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Tom Hanks
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Jesse Jackson
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Quincy Jones
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Chaka Khan
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Spike Lee
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Brian McKnight
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Eddie Murphy
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Queen Latifah
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Martin Scorsese
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Sinbad
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Luther Vandross
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Barbara Walters
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Vanessa Williams
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Alfre Woodard
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