Elle Women in Hollywood


23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards - Roaming Inside
Anna Kendrick, Amy Adams, Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong’o, Kristen Stewart, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones, Aja Naomi King honored at Elle Women in Hollywood Awards



Standing onstage before a gathering of the entertainment elite at the Oct. 24 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards, Elle magazine’s editor-in-chief Robbie Myers, outfitted in a combination of Jonathan Simkhai and Calvin Klein Collection, praised the night’s eight “powerful and talented” honorees for “invigorating and re-imagining how women are represented on and off screen.”

23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards - Roaming Inside
As evidence that their influence has helped to change the culture, Meyers noted, “for the first time in forever, that princess is no longer the most popular Halloween costume for little girls. This year they want to be superheroes.”

Held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, presented by L’Oreal Paris and Hearts on Fire Diamonds and supported by the Calvin Klein Collection, the star-studded event featured honorees Amy Adams, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones, Anna Kendrick, Aja Naomi King, Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong’o and Kristen Stewart. Presenters were Jeremy Renner, Sharon Stone, Ron Howard, Ben Affleck, Regina King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mira Nair and Dakota Fanning, while Anthony Anderson was host for the annual affair.


There’s more to my story and if you click here, you’ll find the rest at the Los Angeles Times website. Scroll down the page to read more from the event and to see more pictures.


As an aside, I didn’t have time before my Los Angeles Times deadline to transcribe Helen Mirren’s 5 top tips for getting through life, which she passed along to the crowd after receiving her award, because – as she said – she’s “quite old’ and “lived a lot of life.”

So here they are now…

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Filmmaker Mira Nair (L) and honoree Kathy Bates attend the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)

1 – “Never drink alcohol unless you’re celebrating something, upset or something, or if it’s a day that ends in the letter ‘Y.'” (She then added, “Never drink when you’re driving.”

2 – “There are no rules about love, I don’t believe, but don’t be in a rush to get married. Honestly I married Taylor (Hackford) much later in my life and it’s worked out just great. Give your partner the freedom and support to achieve their ambitions. That’s very important, and that goes both ways, men & women.”

3 – “At the blackjack table, always split aces, 8s and 9s. Believe me, it really improves the odds.”

4 – “Connect with friends daily. I don’t mean on Facebook. It’s better to have 3 great friends than 300 friends on social media.

5- “Finally, finally ignore anyone who judges the way you look, especially if he or she is some anonymous miserable creep lurking on the internet or is a bloated small-headed dinosaur-y candidate running for president.”


Top photo: from left, honorees Amy Adams, Aja Naomi King, Helen Mirren, and Anna Kendrick at the ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images for ELLE)

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Second photo: from left, honorees Felicity Jones, Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o at the  ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards  (Photo by Michael Kovac/ Getty Images for ELLE)

Third photo: director Mira Nair, left, who presented one of the awards, and honoree Kathy Bates at the ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards  (Photo by Michael Kovac/ Getty Images for ELLE)

Fourth photo: Second from left, ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers, wearing Hearts On Fire diamond earrings with “Scandals” actors Katie Lowes, left; Bellamy Young, right; and producer Betsy Beers, second from right, at the ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards (Photo by Jeff Vespa/ Getty Images for ELLE)

Fifth photo: Presenter Ben Affleck and DJ Daisy O’Dell at the ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images for ELLE)



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Published Oct. 30, 2016 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA