Lupita Nyong'o at the Essence Women in Hollywood Event 2014

"Gladiator" Lupita Nyong'o Lunches With Olivia Pope Herself

"Gladiator" Lupita Nyong'o Lunches With Olivia Pope Herself

Lupita Nyong'o was the woman of honor at Thursday's Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in LA. The 12 Years a Slave actress was joined on the red carpet by her fellow actress Kerry Washington, who glowed in a blue Calvin Klein dress that subtly highlighted her growing baby bump. Lupita and Kerry have both been taking award season by storm and seem to have struck up a friendship since first meeting at the Golden Globes in January. During the ceremony, Lupita made it her mission to introduce herself to the Scandal star and "let her know I am a Gladiator." As a fan, Lupita is likely pretty excited about the return of the hit ABC show tonight! Most recently, Kerry and Lupita both took home honors at the NAACP Image Awards — and with the Oscars just around the corner, we can hopefully look forward to them buddying up in their gorgeous gowns on the red carpet.

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