In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Samira Wiley, left, and Laverne Cox arrive at Variety and Women in Film's pre-Emmy celebration in West Hollywood, Calif. The minority cast members of the hit series “Orange Is the New Black” will be honored by Essence magazine at its pre-Oscars luncheon next month. The magazine announced Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, that it will honor seven cast members including Wiley and Cox at its Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Feb. 19. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The black cast members of the hit series “Orange Is the New Black” will be honored by Essence magazine at its pre-Oscars luncheon next month.

The magazine announced Wednesday that it will honor seven cast members including Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox at its Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Feb. 19.

It the first time the Black Women in Hollywood Award will be given to a group instead of a single person. It will also be awarded to Adrienne Moore, Danielle Brooks, Lorraine Toussaint, Samira Wiley and Vicky Jeudy of the award-winning Netflix series.

The Essence event will also honor veteran actress Regina King, British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter. The 8th annual luncheon will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.