It was an Aussie Red Carpet love affair at the G’Day USA Black Tie Gala Dinner held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles today (January 22nd LA time), it’s a huge Aussie event and all the famous Aussies turned up to walk the red carpet with Rove McManus the MC, replacing the affable Richard Wilkins.
Just in: Abbie Cornish (wearing Elie Saab) dedicates her award to Heath Ledger on the 3rd anniversary of his death. The Aussie made an emotional speech about her Candy co-star and his pivotal influence on her career after receiving an Excellence in Film award.Â She told a story about shooting Bright Star in London and requiring a new trailer because hers was too small.Â Four trailers arrived and she randomly picked one. It turned out to be Ledger’s former trailer and they found a hotel room key he had used and a stash of vitamin pills.Â She accepted the accolade in “Heath’s memory”.
Seen on the red carpet so far are; John Travolta & Kelly Preston, Anthony LaPaglia & wife Gia Carides, Simon Baker & wife Rebecca Rigg, Ryan Kwanten, Curtis Stone & Lindsay Price, Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling, Teresa Palmer (wearing Ellery), Jacki Weaver, Poppy Montgomery, Andre Agassi & Steffi Graf, Rachael Taylor (wearing Collette Dinnigan), Cameron Daddo & wife Alison Brahe, Rebecca De Mornay, Abbie Cornish, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Hart, Ashley Hart, Laura Dundovic, Pia Miller and Kris Smith on behalf of Myer.
“There’s stars as far as the eye can see,” said comedian Rove McManus, the master-of-ceremonies at the 950-seat sold-out ball that is the highlight of the annual G’Day USA Australia Week festival underway in 11 cities across America.
See Jess Hart (wearing Aurelio Costerella) and Kris Smith behind the scenes at the G’Day USA Gala Event for Woolmark:
This month’s Australia Week festival events – organised by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Qantas, Tourism Australia and Austrade – have been staged in LA, New York, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Boston and Washington DC.
Not all of the red carpet attendee pics have been released, I’ll update with more as they come out.
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