Australian style is out in force today in LA, with the Aussies-in-Hollywood crew putting on their best glad rags for the 2012 Australians in Film Awards. Liam Hemsworth brought his bride-to-be Miley Cyrus, who looked super sexy in a form-fitting Zimmermann LBD, whilst home-grown actresses Abbie Cornish, Yvonne Strahovski and Phoebe Tonkin went for a lighter approach in elegant white dresses and Rafters-alum Jessica McNamee looked cute in a printed onesie. Winner of the 2012 Heath Ledger scholarship Anna McGahan got glam in an aubergine gown, while Natalie Imbruglia opted for the cocktail frock route in a digital-printed shift. See how these Aussie expats work it, Hollywood style, on the red carpet.
It’s a big day for Australian actors in Hollywood today, with many of our brightest stars and upcoming talent gathering for the 2012 Australians in Film Awards. Engaged couple Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus were among the first stars to hit the red carpet, with Abbie Cornish, Callan McAuliffe, Phoebe Tonkin, Yvonne Strahovski and Natalie Imbruglia not far behind. Anna McGahan, this year’s recipient of the Heath Ledger scholarship, wore a printed dress for an earlier portrait session and changed into an aubergine gown for the awards and benefit dinner. It’s not only Aussies, though, who came out for the event — Harvey Weinstein and Wes Bentley offered their support while Liam’s Hunger Games leading lady Jennifer Lawrence is also expected to make an appearance.
Some of our favourite things about award season are the stylish after parties that come with it. Last night after the Golden Globe Awards, celebs flocked to a number of fashionable fêtes dressed in their best party attire. We spotted festive cocktail dresses, gorgeous Grecian gowns, shimmery sequined dresses, and even a sleek pant suit worn by the ever-chic Evan Rachel Wood. Want to know who wore what? Just check out our slideshow for the complete rundown now!
Some of our biggest Aussie exports were among the A-listers at the Golden Globes in LA yesterday. Awards show regular Nicole Kidman had presenting duties during the show, and was accompanied on the red carpet by husband Keith Urban on her way in. Guy Pearce was the only Australian nominated, in the best supporting actor in a TV series or miniseries category for his role in Mildred Pierce, but the honour went to Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage. Elle Macpherson, who’s hosting a new NBC show called Fashion Star, also made a stage appearance to present with Ashton Kutcher, and then hit the after parties. See which other Aussies rubbed shoulders with Hollywood stars, including Miranda Kerr, Ryan Kwanten and more!
Miranda Kerr, Teresa Palmer and Delta Goodrem were among the Australian stars in attendance at the G’Day USA Black Tie Gala, held in LA on Saturday night. The event kicks off G’Day USA’s three-week Australia Week program, and this year’s honourees were Guy Pearce (the only Aussie nominated for a Golden Globe), basketball player Luc Longley, and music duo Air Supply. Miranda, fresh from celebrating her new role with Qantas, wowed in a sexy dress with cut-outs, while Delta, Teresa and Renee Bargh wore different takes on the black dress. Other stars who donned their finest for the evening include Yvonne Strahovski, Simon Baker, The Slap’s Jonathan LaPaglia, and Jack Vigden, who performed for the crowd.
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis looked dapper in their suits for the world premiere of The Hangover Part II in LA today. In the movie their characters look worse for wear a lot of the time so their scrubbed-up appearances were a very welcome change! They were joined by co-stars Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and Mike Tyson, while Jamie Chung, who plays Ed’s fiancée, added some glamour to the red carpet. Kristen Bell looked lovely in a two-tone dress and gave a kiss to the drug-dealing monkey in the movie, while other stars who turned up for the comedy include Robert Downey Jr., mother-to-be Alyssa Milano, Sean Combs and Yvonne Strahovski.
As proved by the recent G’Day USA Black Tie Gala and continuing Australia Week in the US, plus the best endorsement you could get — a four episode special on Oprah Winfrey’s show — Australia is having a moment. Not that we needed a fancy event or the Queen of TV’s approval to tell us that! We’ve always had amazing talent and some of our best are making their mark on the international scene. So whether they’ve stayed to work on local soil, are living their Hollywood dreams or happen to be European princesses, check out some of our favourite homegrown beauties to celebrate Australia Day!
There was no shortage of Australian celebrities in Hollywood over the weekend with many of them attending the G’Day USA Black Tie Gala. It’s the signature event of Australia Week, which is an annual program designed to showcase Australian business capabilities in the US. The evening’s honourees were Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, tennis player Roy Emerson and Abbie Cornish. They were awarded in front of a whole who’s who of the Aussie Posse, which included Rove McManus (who was MC), Tasma Walton, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Kwanten, Teresa Palmer, Jessica Hart, Kris Smith, Simon Baker, Yvonne Strahovski, Anthony LaPaglia, Simon Baker and Olivia Newton-John. Honorary Aussie John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston were there in their first red carpet appearance since the birth of their son Benjamin. Upon receiving her award for Excellence in Film from her Sucker Punch director Zach Snyder, Abbie gave a tribute to Heath Ledger, accepting the award in his memory.
They may have walked away empty-handed during the awards show at yesterday’s Golden Globes but Australia was still well-represented with some of our finest exports attending the event. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were lovey-dovey on the red carpet but made no mention of their new baby daughter Faith Margaret. Geoffrey Rush was hand-in-hand with wife Jane Menelaus and his Australian The King’s Speech co-star Guy Pearce was also there, while Animal Kingdom nominee Jacki Weaver made her way solo. True Blood hunk Ryan Kwanten made an appearance even though his show didn’t score any nominations, and newly-married Chris Hemsworth, who co-stars with Natalie Portman in the upcoming Thor, presented alongside Chris Evans during the show. Chris’ younger brother Liam also showed up at one of the after parties, as did Chuck’s Yvonne Strahovski. Click through to see the Aussie posse!