The stars were shining brightly in the California desert for the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday (Jan. 4).
The unofficial kick-off event of the Hollywood awards season, the International Awards Gala boasted a bevy of A-listers, including Bradley Cooper, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey and Amy Adams.
“Seventeen hours of masonry put me together after the new year,” joked Roberts, who won the Spotlight Award for her role in ‘August: Osage County.’ “I thought they should give us a couple of days to get up to speed. But it’s exciting.”
While other several trophies were also handed out at the event, celebs really had their eyes on the big prize: the Academy Awards. An appearance at the Palm Springs fest can boost a star’s chances at an Oscar nomination — ballots from Academy members are due Wednesday (Jan. 8), after all!
Check out some of our fave photos from the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival below!
Sandra Bullock in hot pink and bright orange on the red carpet? NO problem!
A bottle of Ketel One photobombs the glittery Matthew McConaughey and the dapper Bradley Cooper.
Amy Adams foregoes the deep-cut cleavage of her ‘American Hustle’ character for some red-carpet sideboob.
OMG, a selfie with Bradley Cooper? Someone’s mom is blowing up Instagram right now!
We’ll bet you five quid that whatever Colin Farrell is saying to Ewan McGregor is unprintable.
Only that flashy, sassy leopard-print dress could divert our attention from that ginormous ring on Julia Roberts’ finger.
Speaking of sassy? Julia’s new ‘do!
We’d pay that five quid we won from you before to find out what Tom Hanks said to crack up Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper!
U2′s Bono and the Edge dressed up for the occasion, rock-star style.
Jeremy Renner and Matthew McConaughey and what was apparently a really good joke.
The legendary Meryl Streep is not above some selfie action.
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