Universally crowned as hip-hop’s first lady, Dana Owens — better known as Queen Latifah — has been making waves both in music and in film for decades. A Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Queen Latifah’s performance in movie musical "Chicago" won her a Screen Actors Guild Award, BET Award and an Oscar nomination. Her list of accolades continues with a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Emmy for her role in "Bessie."
Writer, producer and actress Issa Rae created her own path by starting out in the online/web space, but has since transitioned to television and is now one of Hollywood’s much-watch talents. Her new show, HBO’s INSECURE, took the world by storm this past year with its ridiculously hilarious punch lines, private rap battles and a killer musical selection. It also earned her her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical.