Black Panther comes to theaters February 16, but the world premiere in Los Angeles was last night and it was everything! Chadwick Boseman brought his regal energy, Angela Bassett charmed with her age-less beauty, Lupita Nyong’o stunned the crowd with her luminous presence–the entire red (actually purple) carpet was a royal African slay.

Beyond the talented cast of Black Panther, much of Black Hollywood showed up and showed out to support the film. Find some of your favs in the gallery.

 

23Lupita Nyong’o

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Lupita Nyong’o at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Lupita Nyong’o attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The dress, the hair, and the jeweled harness are all beautiful on her – it’s nice to have this risk taking energy back in the carpet.