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.