Harriet star Cynthia Erivo a beaming beauty at NYC gathering hosted by Spike Lee

Cynthia Erivo a beaming beauty at NYC gathering hosted by Spike Lee … after she’s honored with two Golden Globe nominations for Harriet

She’s one of Hollywood’s breakthrough stars as award season closes in.

And on Sunday, Cynthia Erivo was on the opposite coast, celebrating her film Harriet at an event hosted by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee.

The 32-year-old actress, who played the role of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet, donned a dress with a checkered top, a large black belt, and a black bottom. 

NY state of mind: Cynthia Erivo, 32, celebrated her film Harriet at an event hosted by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee in NYC Sunday

NY state of mind: Cynthia Erivo, 32, celebrated her film Harriet at an event hosted by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee in NYC Sunday 

She accessorized with gold hoop earrings, dark rimmed glasses and multiple necklaces at the Gotham gathering, which was also attended by Pose star Dyllon Burnside, 30.

Lee, 62, wore a green bomber jacket with the logo of his beloved New York Yankees, along with an all-black sweatsuit, orange rimmed glasses and a black Kangol cap.

Erivo earlier this month was nominated for two Golden Globes for her work in the period piece: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and Best Original Song for Stand Up (which she penned with Joshuah Brian Campbell).

Erivo, speaking with Deadline this week after nominations were announced, said she was relieved to see a spike in awareness about Tubman and her historical achievements following the release of Harriet last month.

Happy night: The feted actress posed with Pose star Dyllon Burnside at the proceedings

Happy night: The feted actress posed with Pose star Dyllon Burnside at the proceedings 

Group shot: (L-R) Vondie Curtis-Hall, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kasi Lemmons, Erivo, Henry Hunter Hall, Lee and Debra Martin posed together at the event

Group shot: (L-R) Vondie Curtis-Hall, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kasi Lemmons, Erivo, Henry Hunter Hall, Lee and Debra Martin posed together at the event 

‘Finally, we get to see her,’ Erivo said. ‘I think she’s been a picture for so long or a monument. Our history books don’t really talk about her life. She’s almost a paragraph and only a paragraph. Now we get to at least have an image.’

The London native continued: ‘We get to know a little bit more of who she was as a person,’ adding she hopes the film’s success will ‘encourage more storytellers to tell her story again and again.’

Erivo said that in writing the film’s song Stand Up, she aimed ‘to reencourage people to know that we have a responsibility to fight just like she did,’ and use alternate mediums to celebrate Tubman’s legacy.

‘I wanted people to know that the work that she did was special and important,’ she said. ‘I wanted to pay homage to who she was and what she had done and the legacy she had left behind which is probably why it ends with the line, “I go to prepare a place for you” which was her final line.’

Honored: Lee himself is less than a year removed from award season success after winning an Oscar for his screenplay for BlacKkKlansman

Honored: Lee himself is less than a year removed from award season success after winning an Oscar for his screenplay for BlacKkKlansman

Fast-rising: The Tony winner showed off her singing talents at the Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month

Fast-rising: The Tony winner showed off her singing talents at the Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month 

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