Emma Stone stole the spotlight at Thursday’s 35th Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards on a night filled with stars and glamour.
Emma Stone’s Award and Film
The 35-year-old American actress was honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for her outstanding performance in the 2023 Yorgos Lanthimos’ film Poor Things.
Emma, who also produced Poor Things, shared the red carpet with esteemed guests such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Billie Eilish, Cillian Murphy, Margot Robbie, America Ferrera, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, and Greta Gerwig.
The star-studded night at the 35th Palm Springs International Film Festival saw Emma Stone shining bright as she received the Desert Palm Achievement Award at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 4, 2024, in Palm Springs, California (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Emma Stone’s Fashion Statement
Styled by Petra Flannery, she graced the occasion in a custom black-and-white Louis Vuitton look, a true masterpiece that added elegance to the star-studded event.
Her ensemble featured a silky white button-down top with large crystal buttons and a casually undone black ribbon that doubled as a sleek tie.
The Cruella star layered her blouse with a rhinestoned black and white robe adorned with an abstract floral print and tiny white crystals embellishing the lapels and sleeves.
Emma Stone captivates on the red carpet in her custom black-and-white Louis Vuitton ensemble, featuring a stunning kimono-style jacket adorned with abstract floral prints and crystal embellishments, embodying a blend of modern chic and timeless elegance (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Paired with smooth black and white wide-leg trousers that cut off at the ankles, the outfit was adorned with crystalized embellishments, creating a perfect balance of sophistication and glamour.
Emma Stone didn’t just stop at the attire; she added her flair with silky black Louis Vuitton strappy sandals featuring thin but sturdy straps and 3-inch stiletto heels, offering a conservative boost in height. Her footwear had open toes that showcased her deep rouge pedicure.
Adding a touch of shimmer to her ensemble, The House Bunny actress was accessorized with dazzling gold and diamond Louis Vuitton ear studs and two gold brooches embellished with small diamonds on the lapel of her kimono-style jacket.
Emma Stone showcases her feet and impeccable taste in footwear with elegant Louis Vuitton strappy sandals accented by a deep rouge pedicure, adding a subtle yet sophisticated touch to her overall ensemble (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Her trademark red tresses kept short and parted to one side, framed her features elegantly, complemented by a subtle black liner and a glossy berry lip.
Emma Stone’s Acceptance Speech for the Desert Palm Achievement Award
Emma Stone attended the event alongside Poor Things director Yorgos Lanthimos, with whom she has collaborated on multiple occasions, including the critically acclaimed The Favourite and the 2022 short film Bleat.
Later in the evening, the La La Land actress took the stage to accept the prestigious Desert Palm Achievement Award, presented by her Poor Things co-star Mark Ruffalo and Hollywood legend Willem Dafoe.
Expressing her gratitude, Emma reflected on her two-decade journey in the industry, debunking outdated advice and celebrating the evolving roles for women in Hollywood.
Emma Stone, the versatile actress from “The House Bunny,” accessorizes her look with Louis Vuitton’s gold and diamond ear studs and stylish gold brooches on her jacket (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
In her acceptance speech, the Easy A star said, “I’m grateful that I get to keep trying new things and for the opportunity to make choices when it comes to work because I know how rare and fleeting it can be to choose what you want to do, or who you want to work with, as an actor.”
Emma added, “I was not always sure that that would be the case because when I first moved to L.A., I went to one of those general meetings that they sometimes send you to. An executive told me that for male actors, it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and in his eyes, for women, it was a sprint, not a marathon.”
She noted, “That was 20 years ago, and I realized that advice is total garbage because the majority of the women that I look up to in this industry, many of whom are in this room, have proven that as time goes on, life and work only get more interesting and more fulfilling.”
Emma Stone acknowledges her fruitful collaborations with director Yorgos Lanthimos, including their work on “The Favourite” and “Bleat” (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
The Zombieland actress also delved into the challenges of her role as Bella Baxter in Poor Things, a character “immune to external expectations and impervious to judgment and shame.”
Praising the film director, she continued, “Playing Bella was challenging because I had to try to unlearn those aspects in myself, and it also made her an absolute joy to play. To make this film has been a highlight of my life, mainly thanks to a true creative soulmate.”
Emma ended her speech by saying, “I hope for many more years of the chance to take swings and to try new things and to keep this marathon going.”