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Reese Witherspoon leads the stars at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast Gala


Hollywood’s most powerful women: Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria, and Reese Witherspoon arrive at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast Gala

  • The annual Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Women In Entertainment event kicked off Wednesday
  • Guests included Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria and Reese Witherspoon, and Kerry Washington
  • Some of the women highlighted include Awkwafina who had star break out roles in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s Eight, and movie director Ava DuVernay, who pioneered the Netflix series When They See Us
  • Shari Redstone, the controlling shareholder of ViacomCBS who oversaw the giant merger was honored on list 

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This year’s list of the top 100 most powerful women in the entertainment industry has been unveiled by Hollywood Reporter, as stars gathered in Hollywood for the annual glamorous gala.   

The annual breakfast gala, held at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California, honors the most notable female players in the movie, TV, and business industries, with this year’s nods going to Lorene Scafaria, the director of the hit movie Hustlers and Warner Brothers Chair and CEO Ann Sarnoff. 

Some of the women highlighted at this year’s event include Awkwafina, a rapper and actor who had star break out roles in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s Eight, and movie director Ava DuVernay, who pioneered the Netflix series When They See Us which won 16 Emmy nominations. 

Other notables include network giants like Shari Redstone, the controlling shareholder of ViacomCBS who oversaw the giant merger, and NBCUniversal TV studio chiefs Pearlena Igbokwe and Dawn Olmstead. 

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The A-list industry event saw also luminaries like Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington and Ronan Farrow grace the red carpet. 

Actor Rebecca Rittenhouse

Actor Anna Paquin

Actress Rebecca Rittenhouse struck a bold note in an all mustard ensemble while actress Anna Paquin paired her pink locks with a black dress and burgundy heels

Filmmaker Lulu Wang

Actress Kerry Washington

Filmmaker Lulu Wang (left) was also in attendance along with Scandal actress Kerry Washington (right)

Reese epitomized class in a navy blue suit dressed with a plunging neckline and pleated skirt.

The Academy Award-winning screen beauty sparkled in the gorgeous garment’s gold buttons, and wore her iconic blonde tresses straight and with a left-of-center part.

The daughter she shares with ex Ryan Phillippe meanwhile also wore her slightly longer and wavier blonde locks loose for her red carpet turn.

Ava showed off her glorious curves in a floral pattern red and gold dress, worn with a pair of simple black heels.

Also at the event was Reese’s son Deacon, 16, and her new husband, talent agent Jim Toth. 

Politician Stacey Abrams

TV personality Gretchen Carlson

Former George Rep. Stacey Abrams pictured arriving at the gala alongside TV personality Gretchen Carlson

A family affair: Also at the event was Reese's son Deacon, 16, [2R] and her new husband, talent agent Jim Toth [far right]

A family affair: Also at the event was Reese’s son Deacon, 16, [2R] and her new husband, talent agent Jim Toth [far right]

Star powers combined: Reese joined forces with fellow luminary Olivia Wilde on the red carpet

Star powers combined: Reese joined forces with fellow luminary Olivia Wilde on the red carpet

Siblings: Ava showed off her glorious curves in a floral pattern red and gold dress, worn with a pair of simple black heels. Seen here with brother Deacon

Siblings: Ava showed off her glorious curves in a floral pattern red and gold dress, worn with a pair of simple black heels. Seen here with brother Deacon

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Journalist Ronan Farrow

singer John Legend

Journalist Ronan Farrow and singer John Legend were some of the honored gentleman to attend the gala

Also hitting the red carpet was Reese’s fellow Oscar winning thespian Charlize Theron, who dazzled in a lilac suit worn over a black blouse. 

The actress wore her platinum blonde tresses in a pixie do with an off-center part and with minimal makeup.

She kept her accessories to a minimum, wearing just simple gold sleeper earrings in her lobes. 

Oscar-winner Charlize Theron dazzled in a bright suit

She paired the look with simple black pumps

Lovely in lilac: Charlize Theron stunned during her red carpet turn at the prestigious event

 



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