Saturday night's BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards were a veritable who's who of Hollywood's A-list. Stars like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Salma Hayek, Sean Penn, and Benedict Cumberbatch all descended on the Beverly Hills Hotel for the event, which celebrates individuals and companies that are dedicated to advancing the entertainment arts. George, who was also on hand for the screening of his latest project August: Osage County earlier in the day, mingled inside with Julia, Salma, and Sean before accepting his Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for excellence in film, while Benedict took the stage as the recipient of the British artist of the year honour. Other award winners included director Kathryn Bigelow, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Mandela star Idris Elba, who received the Britannia humanitarian award for his work with The Prince's Trust — the charity was founded by Prince Charles and helps disadvantaged youth in the UK. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher made a glamorous couple at the gala, while Suki Waterhouse arrived without her current boyfriend, Bradley Cooper. Instead, the Emilia Wickstead-clad star spent her time with fellow British model Poppy Delevingne inside. Also making the rounds during the dinner were Naomie Harris, a newly brunette Alice Eve, and 12 Years a Slave actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o. Ejiofor's and Nyong'o's performances in the gripping real-life drama have already earned considerable Oscar buzz.
Julia Roberts turns 46 today, so we're celebrating the Hollywood icon's birthday with a look back at her memorable onscreen moments. The actress has starred in everything from romantic comedies to thrillers, indie films to blockbusters, and after more than 25 years in the industry, she's cemented herself as a genuine film favourite. Check out some of the highlights from her movie career, then tell us: which of Julia's characters do you love the most?
As if we needed it, but this gallery is proof that Julia Roberts doesn't age. To celebrate the star's 45th birthday today, we're taking a look back at her 10 best beauty moments over the last decade. It seems each new year brings new hair for the Pretty Woman actress, and then there's that unmistakable smile to go with it. Click through to see Julia now.
Amy Adams opted for a curve-hugging icy white dress with sleek seamwork and structured shoulders. Sandra Bullock amped up the sex appeal in a black dress with sheer lace detailing by DSquared2, which she styled with an equally sexy pair of black strappy sandals. Julia Roberts, an honouree of the evening, showed that red carpet dressing doesn't have to be so black and white, adding a little colour thanks to the graphic floral hemline of her Elie Saab shift dress.
She picked up on the fuchsia hues with a pair or Rupert Sanderson heels, and complemented the greens in the pattern with a pair of Irene Neuwirth earrings.
Some of the film industry’s brightest stars and biggest players stepped out for the Hollywood Film Awards today, which were held at the Beverly Hilton, perhaps giving us a taste of what we can expect when awards season gets into full swing early next year. Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey were honoured with the Hollywood actress and actor of the year awards respectively, with Matthew thanking his wife Camila for “not only letting me be obsessed [with my career], but demanding I be obsessed.” Julia Roberts was recognised for her work in August: Osage County, and told People that working with Meryl Streep in the film was “a dream come true.”
Jake Gyllenhaal received the supporting actor award for his role in Prisoners, and said he wanted to do the dark movie “because it’s so balls to the wall.” Other winners included rising star Michael B. Jordan from Fruitvale Station and 12 Years a Slave breakout director Steve McQueen, who had his award presented to him by his friend Kanye West — Kanye flew in from San Francisco for the event and headed back after the show.
The Toronto Film Festival is underway, so naturally our favourite celebrities have flocked to Canada to partake in the fashionable fun. So far, Scarlett Johansson, Marion Cotillard, Taylor Swift, Mila Kunis,Julia Roberts, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Chastain, and Nicole Kidman have delivered jaw-dropping ensembles. Want to see what we're talking about? Head inside to find who else is in attendance at the Toronto Film Festival and what they chose for their close-ups.
Taylor Swift popped up in Canada to attend the premiere of the film One Chance during the Toronto International Film Festival yesterday. Taylor, who wrote a song for the film, got dressed up in an Oscar de la Renta dress to pose for the portrait session and later changed into a sexy Calvin Klein frock with cut-outs to walk the red carpet and celebrate at the film's after party. Last night's festivities marked Taylor's first time partaking in the Canadian film festival, and she documented the experience on her Twitter account, writing, "Tonight= my first Toronto Film Festival experience. Going to the premiere tonight of One Chance, honored to have written the end credit song!" Although it was only Taylor's first time at TIFF, she was a popular fixture at the festival because she buddied up with Julia Roberts at the joint after party for Julia's film August: Osage County and One Chance. Taylor also got to catch up with her pal, Australian actor Brenton Thwaites.
It has already been a big week for Taylor — it was announced overnight that she is up for the entertainer of the year as well as female vocalist of the year honours at the the 2013 Country Music Association Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, which will take place in November.
In red carpet comeback news, Julia Roberts emerged for the premiere of August: Osage County at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night. The Dolce & Gabbana-clad star was joined by her co-stars Dermot Mulroney, Ewan McGregor and Abigail Breslin, and looked right at home while flashing her famous megawatt smile for photographers.
We haven't seen Julia on the red carpet since she stepped out to promote Mirror Mirror in March 2012, but we did get a glimpse of her during a family beach day in Malibu, California, over the US Summer. Julia plays a college professor in the dark comedy, which is based on the Broadway play by Tracy Letts, and also stars Meryl Streep as the matriarch of a family who gathers for the funeral of her husband in their home state of Oklahoma. Click through to see pictures of Julia's stunning red carpet return, and check out the trailer for August: Osage County before it hits cinemas on Jan. 2.
Award season kicked off this month, and there have already been so many memorable moments. Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom made a glamorous entrance at a Golden Globes after-party while Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain showed off their statues. Sandra Bullock hung out with her The Blind Side co-star Quinton Aaron at the People's Choice Awards and Matthew McConaughey shared a Critics' Choice table with Christian Bale. There's been so much more award season action — click through to see all the cutest snaps so far!
Stars gathered to show their support at the second annual Sean Penn and Friends Help Haiti Home Gala at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills Saturday night. Reese Witherspoon sat in the audience with husband Jim Toth and bid during the auction, while Julia Roberts mingled with pals like Tim Robbins in the crowd. Daniel Craig, who was absent when he won best actor in an action movie for Skyfall at last week's Critics' Choice Awards, met up with Jon Bon Jovi, and Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone attended the event, which featured a performance by Citizen Cope. Eva Longoria was fresh off of filming a Lays commercial when she stepped out for the good cause, alongside Kristin Davis, Emma Roberts, Eric Dane, Leonardo DiCaprio Bradley Cooper and others.