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Hollywood’s leading ladies turn up the glamour at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures gala in LA

A bounty of stars got all glammed up for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures gala in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.

Among the best and brightest were Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry who all wore their red carpet best at the event.

Originally slated to open in 2017, the $484 Million museum was made possible by many high profile Hollywood donors who helped fund the first-ever space dedicated to all things movies.

At the glitzy event Nicole Kidman, 54, dazzled in a nude dress that was embellished with red sequined flowers which she paired with pointy brown pumps.  

Kate Hudson, 42, played with proportions as she modeled a beaded black top with structured shoulders and a tiny leather mini skirt that showed off her legs. 

And Lady Gaga, 35, opted for classic Hollywood glamour as she made her green carpet debut in a black velour dress with dramatic powder blue sleeves.  

All the glamour: Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga did not disappoint as they arrived in eye-catching gowns

All the glamour: Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga did not disappoint as they arrived in eye-catching gowns 

Girl power: Gaga and Katy, whose fans often rival on social media, proved there is enough space in the pop culture sphere for the both of them as they posed for a friendly snap outdoors

Girl power: Gaga and Katy, whose fans often rival on social media, proved there is enough space in the pop culture sphere for the both of them as they posed for a friendly snap outdoors

Engaged: Katy cozied up to her fiance Orlando Bloom, who looked dapper in a velvet tuxedo

Engaged: Katy cozied up to her fiance Orlando Bloom, who looked dapper in a velvet tuxedo

Engaged: Katy cozied up to her fiance Orlando Bloom, who looked dapper in a velvet tuxedo

Icon: Cher showed off her wild side in leopard pants as she posed with Bob Mackie

Icon: Cher showed off her wild side in leopard pants as she posed with Bob Mackie 

Showing off her newly dark hair Katy Perry, 36, wore a latex dress with pocket detailing while making an appearance with fiance Orlando Bloom, before posing for a photo with Gaga.

The very stacked guest list also saw the likes of Cher, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Gabrielle Union, Selma Blair, Sarah Paulson, Laura Dern, Eva Longoria and Issa Rae. 

At the event Italian screen legend Sophia Loren, 87, was honored as well as independent filmmaker Haile Gerima.

Others including Hanks, Annette Bening and Bob Iger were also set to be given special nods for helping to raise the funds to erect the space. 

Still got it! The Italian screen legend Sophia Loren was seen ahead of her honor

Still got it! The Italian screen legend Sophia Loren was seen ahead of her honor

Donors: Tom Hanks was also set to be given a special nod for helping to raise the funds to erect the space; posing with wife Rita Wilson

Loved up: Anette Benning and her husband Warren Beatty looked like the perfect pair

A-listers: Tom Hanks, who is set to receive a special nod at the event for his fundraising efforts, strolled through the event with wife Rita Wilson, while  Anette Benning and her longtime husband Warren Beatty walked hand-in-hand

Fun in florals: Meg Ryan was also present at the event

Fun in florals: Meg Ryan was also present at the event 

Elegant: Sarah Paulson was seen with her longtime partner Holland Taylor

Pregnant! Lydia Hearst was seen with Chris Hardwick marking their first red carpet event since she announced her pregnancy at the end of August

Elegant: Sarah Paulson was seen with her longtime partner Holland Taylor, while Chris Hardwick posed with his pregnant wife Lydia Hearst

Red carpet appearance! Kaia Gerber and Jacob Elordi walked the carpet together in their first official red carpet debut

Red carpet appearance! Kaia Gerber and Jacob Elordi walked the carpet together in their first official red carpet debut

‘It matters for Los Angeles to have this film museum,’ Hanks said of the space, adding that it had been in talks for over 20 years.  

Additional high profile donors for the museum included Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg and the Dolby Family. 

The space itself was designed by Renzo Piano and boasts four full floors of gallery space and two theaters inside. 

Among the legendary film touchstones on display are the Rosebud sled from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, Star Wars droids C-3P0 and R2-D2, the Mount Rushmore backdrop from Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, a full sized shark model from Jaws and Dorothy’s red slippers from The Wizard of Oz. 

Family outing! Spike Lee was seen with his family at the event

Family outing! Spike Lee was seen with his family at the event 

Goddess: Laverne Cox looked to channel her inner goddess

Goddess: Laverne Cox looked to channel her inner goddess 

Flapper: Jennifer Hudson was decked out in sparkly fringe

Flapper: Jennifer Hudson was decked out in sparkly fringe 

Bill Kramer, the director and president of the Academy Museum, said in a statement to AP that the museum was ‘committed to celebrating and championing the work of film artists, scholars and professions through our exhibitions, screenings, programs, collections and now, through our annual gala.’ 

Gala co-chairs include Ava DuVernay, Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum. 

The museum had originally been slated to open in 2017 but faced numerous construction delays. 

In November 2020, the museum announced that it had reached its $388 million pre-opening fundraising goal, and it is officially set to open to the public on September 30. 

Elevated tracksuit: Regina King looked to sport an elevated take on a track suit

Elevated tracksuit: Regina King looked to sport an elevated take on a track suit 

Mens fashion: Jeremy Scott showcased his out there style in a painted tux

Croc and roll! Questlove was seen in his usual crocs

Mens fashion: Jeremy Scott and Questlove had very opposite fashion styles

Happy couple: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani were also in attendance

Happy couple: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani were also in attendance 


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