Los Angeles — Kristen Stewart took no prisoners on the red carpet at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 4th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday night.
The private dinner event was held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood and Highland center to honor four filmmakers for their contribution to the industry.
The 22-year-old On the Road star wore a silver-grey-black Talbot Runhof dress and Christian Louboutin heels, complementing her dramatic look with a waved hairstyle.
Pictures later emerged of the actress seated at the same table as Senator Alan ‘AL’ Stuart Franken.
Besides Stewart, other stars in attendance included Richard Gere, Quincy Jones, George Lucas, Kirk Douglas, Warren Beatty, director Steven Spielberg and Amy Adams.
Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker, Hal Needham, George Stevens, Jr., were given honorary Oscars for their distinguished careers, while Dreamworks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic work.
Michael Moore and Senator Al Franken introduced 87-year-old Pennebaker, who, reportedly, attempted to thank nearly every colleague from his six-decade career.
Sidney Poitier and Annette Benning introduced George Stevens Jr. Accepting his Oscar, Stevens thanked his late father for “opening the door for me to a creative life.”
Quentin Tarantino and Al Ruddy brought on 81-year-old Needham, with Tarantino jokingly adding, “I’ve ripped off many shots from you.”
Big laughs came when Tom Hanks and Will Smith introduced Katzenberg while recalling his many calls for charitable donations.
“Jeffrey has no problem asking for way too much money,” Smith said.
Katenzberg brought poignancy to the evening when he accepted his award, saying:
“Mostly, all I did was pick up the phone and ask you. It’s you who did it. You who gave of your time, your talent, your money, your hearts. Because that’s what you do. That is what Hollywood does.”
The Oscars will take place on February 24, 2013. Footage from last night’s Governors awards may be included.