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Viola Davis, Alfre Woodard and Octavia Spencer

*Year after year, Alfre Woodard brings together top Hollywood African American actresses for an evening of French cuisine, cocktails and intimate conversation.

On Thursday night, this exclusive dinner, held at a private home in Los Angeles, brought out the likes of Gabourey Sidibe, Aisha Tyler, Kerry Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Nia Long, Regina King, Chandra Wilson and Loretta Devine to toast 2012 Academy Award nominees Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer and honor Nicole Beharie, Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans.

Octavia Spencer was the first to arrive at the party, waiting outside for friend and The Help co-star Viola Davis to arrive moments later. The two ladies walked in together and were greeted by hostess, Alfre Woodard. Not long after, all of the guests had arrived and the women were treated to a lovely cocktail hour with specialty Grey Goose cocktails.

Following cocktail hour, guests sat down to an intimate dinner prepared by Chef Jeanette Holley, each course paired with Grey Goose cocktails selected and created by Grey Goose attaché and Sommelier Christophe Namer.

Check out some photos from the event:

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Octavia Spencer, Kerry Washington, Regina King & Alfre Woodard

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Gabby Sidibe and Octavia Spencer

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All the ladies who attended the event

Photo credit: (Casey Rodgers/AP Images for Grey Goose) Photo caption: Grey Goose pre-Oscar dinner hosted by Alfre Woodard honoring African American women in film

AP Images Gallery Link HERE.

Full list of guests:

Viola Davis
Octavia Spencer
Adepero Oduye
Kim Wayans
Aisha Tyler
Alfre Woodard
Anika Noni Rose
Beverly Todd
CCH Pounder
Chandra Wilson
Gabourey Sidibe
Jurnee Smollett
Kerry Washington
LaTanya Richardson
Loretta Devine
Lorraine Toussaint
Lynn Whitfield
Margaret Avery
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Nia Long
Regina King
Regina Taylor




Amy Fuller
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