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, who would go on to win Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, and her The Help co-star Viola Davis walked in together and were greeted by hostess, Alfre Woodard.

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.

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