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Palm Springs Film Festival

It's official - movie awards season is upon us. On Saturday it was the turn of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which kicked off with a gala awards ceremony at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Held on a warm, southern Californian evening, the great and the beautiful were out in force - Natalie Portman, Carey Mulligan, Javier Bardem, Andrew Garfield, Colin Firth, Helen Mirren, James Franco and Jake Gyllenhaal to name but a few.

Here's our pick of the best dressed ladies in attendance:

  • Carey Mulligan

    British actress Carey looked prim and stylish in a beautiful plum, textured Prada cocktail dress to pick up her Breakthrough Performance Award.

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence won the Rising Star Award for her performance in Winter’s Bone, and looked striking in a bright blue and black animal print Oscar de la Renta.

  • Helen Mirren & Colin Firth

    Helen Mirren looked curvaceous and fabulous in purple Zac Posen. She presented Colin Firth with the Desert Palm Achievement Actor Award for his performance in The King’s Speech, which topped the UK film charts this weekend.

  • Natalie Portman

    A glowing Natalie Portman styled her growing baby bump with a simple Vionnet dress, complete with embellished collar. She won the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award for Black Swan.

  • Rashida Jones

    Rashida Jones paired her pretty sleeveless printed top from Stella McCartney’s 2011 Resort collection with a black satin skirt and statement heels.

    Picture credits: Rex Features