The green carpet at last night's H&M and Global Green USA pre-Oscars party showed off another helping of amazing party looks thanks to the impeccably dressed celebrity crowd. Never one to shy away from daring looks, Miranda Kerr hit the (faux) grass with husband Orlando Bloom wearing a printed crisscross, cut-out dress from Peter Pilotto's Spring '13 collection. Meanwhile, Sophia Bush opted for a modern H&M white suit paired with nude Christian Louboutin pumps and a pink beaded clutch. Emmy Rossum channelled Old Hollywood glamour in an elegant draped gown, while Helen Hunt shimmered in a metallic lace dress. See every up-close detail in the slideshow now.
The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival drew boldfaced Hollywood names yesterday. Stars including Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts and Bradley Cooper were honoured for their on-screen work, while Tom Hanks, Eddie Redmayne, Diane Lane and other celebs presented the evening's awards. We were on the red carpet and inside for the star-studded dinner, where several of the awardees shared moving, funny and heartfelt speeches. Naomi, who accepted the evening's Desert Palm Achievement Award for actress from her The Impossible co-star Tom Holland, thanked her long-time partner, Liev Schreiber, for inspiring her. She also expressed gratitude for their two young sons, Sasha and Kai, for "breathing life into me."
Birthday boy Bradley Cooper — who turned 38 yesterday — gave a short and humble speech when accepting the corresponding award for actor for his work in Silver Linings Playbook. Still, he couldn't escape host Mary Hart, who led the audience in a round of "Happy Birthday" in his honour before he left the stage. As Ben Affleck and his Argo cast closed the show, taking home the Ensemble Performance Award, Ben asked Mary if she'd prompt the crowd to sing "Happy Birthday" for him, as well. "When's your birthday?" Mary asked. Ben replied, "August."
Seven of the most celebrated women working in film today came together for The Hollywood Reporter's Actress Roundtable. The magazine's latest cover features Naomi Watts, Helen Hunt and Anne Hathaway, along with Sally Field, Rachel Weisz, Marion Cotillard and Amy Adams. The women posed for a photo shoot that channelled Old Hollywood and sat down for a conversation at LA's Siren Studios, where they weighed in on everything from the movie industry's beauty standards to their very worst auditions. Click through for some highlights from their chat!
Yesterday's Hollywood Film Awards brought plenty of stars to the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Few attendees went home empty-handed — Bradley Cooper won the Hollywood Actor Award, Marion Cotillard the Hollywood Actress Award, and Amy Adams the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award. Ben Affleck also added to his statue collection, since he and the cast of his third directorial project, Argo, won the Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award. He accepted the prize in the company of Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Judd Apatow, meanwhile, accepted his Hollywood Comedy Award.
We caught up with Bradley on the red carpet before the show began. He spoke about working with Jennifer Lawrence in their forthcoming Silver Linings Playbook, revealing that on their very first day on set, the ice was broken right away since they had to practise a dance scene. Many of the attendees' minds were on the third US presidential debate, however. Bradley told us his advice to young people this election season is to vote, while Kerry Washington showed off her Barack Obama 2012 iPhone case.
— Additional reporting by Lindsay Miller
Ben Affleck and Marion Cotillard were among those who stepped out for yesterday's Hollywood Film Awards in LA. Marion hit the red carpet in a strapless gown from Dior, while Amy Adams also attended in a long Oscar de la Renta number. A Prabal Gurung-clad Amanda Seyfried, Kerry Washington, and Irish actress Kelly Reilly rounded out the list of ladies heading into the show. Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Bryan Cranston were also on hand. The Hollywood Film Awards are generally regarded as the first of awards season, which gets into full swing in early 2013. Argo was honoured for the acting skills of their cast, while Robert and Bradley picked up statues for their forthcoming Silver Linings Playbook. Richard Gere received a lifetime achievement award, while Amy and Marion got individual acting honours.
Taylor Swift may have stolen the spotlight from country cuties everywhere this year, but Carrie Underwood is right on her blond trail. The former American Idol is taking a page out of Swift's book and making a move to the silver screen in the upcoming indie drama, Soul Surfer.
The movie is based on the autobiography of Bethany Hamilton, a dedicated young surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack but still went on to beat the odds and win championships. Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid and AnnaSophia Robb will also star, with Underwood set to play a church youth leader.
I'm kind of relieved that Underwood will be playing a supporting character—not that I don't have any faith in her acting skills, but pop stars don't always succeed when they try to dive right into leading roles (that's right, Glitter, I'm looking at you). I can definitely see Underwood being well suited to the movie biz, though, and to be perfectly honest, I'm kinda surprised it took this long to happen.
Are you interested in seeing Carrie take a break from belting out country tunes, or do you wish all these singers would stay behind the mic where they belong?