Dressed in a sexy orange frock, Gwyneth Paltrow lead the galaxy of stars as they honored Hollywood’s best and brightest talent during a celebratory dinner honoring women’s achievements in film.
The tribute featured a diverse group of women who have had a profound impact on the film industry.
This year’s honorees included an amazing five Academy Award Winners – best actresses Gwyneth (Shakespeare in Love), Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) and Jodie Foster (The Accused) along with esteemed director/screenwriter Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, Best Original Screenplay).
Several of today’s most acclaimed actresses were also honored: Diane Kruger, Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington. Emerging actress Jessica Chastain (Tree of Life, Stolen) received the Calvin Klein Collection Emerging Star Spotlight Award.
“This year’s Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration gathers one of the most extraordinary groups of women we have ever had the pleasure of honoring,” Elle editor-in-chief Roberta Myers said in a statement. “We’re very excited to celebrate this diverse group of women who represent the best of Hollywood, on and off the screen.”
Other celebrity attendees included Alyson Hannigan, Anna Kendrick, Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Goldie Hawn, Harrison Ford, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jenna Dewan Michelle Trachtenberg, Molly Sims, Rachel Zoe and Stephen Dorff.