Turning them green with envy! Oprah Winfrey dazzles in sequinned dress at premiere of her new civil rights film Selma 

She stars in and produced the new film Selma about the fight for voting rights spearheaded by Martin Luther King Jr.

And Oprah Winfrey pulled out all the stops fashion wise as she attended the premiere in New York on Sunday.

The 60-year-old media mogul dazzled in a sequinned emerald-green dress teamed with glossy peep-toe pumps in the same colour.

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Green goddess: Oprah Winfrey pulled out all the stops as she attended the premiere of her new civil rights film Selma in New York on Sunday

Green goddess: Oprah Winfrey pulled out all the stops as she attended the premiere of her new civil rights film Selma in New York on Sunday

The former Oprah Winfrey Show host kept warm in a thick green coat that draped elegantly over her figure. 

She posed majestically with her co-star David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr., and director Ava DuVernay.

David, 38, sported a sleek silvery grey suit over a blue dress shirt and robin’s egg blue tie as Ava, 42, looked radiant in a fire engine red gown.

Glamorous: She dazzled in a sequinned emerald-green dress teamed with glossy peep-toe pumps in the same colour, while keeping warm in a thick green coat that draped elegantly over her figure

Glamorous: She dazzled in a sequinned emerald-green dress teamed with glossy peep-toe pumps in the same colour, while keeping warm in a thick green coat that draped elegantly over her figure

Team effort! The 60-year-old media mogul posed majestically with her co-star David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr., and director Ava DuVernay

Team effort! The 60-year-old media mogul posed majestically with her co-star David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr., and director Ava DuVernay

Sunday best: David, 38, sported a sleek silvery grey suit over a blue dress shirt and robin’s egg blue tie as Ava, 42, looked radiant in a fire engine red gown

Sunday best: David, 38, sported a sleek silvery grey suit over a blue dress shirt and robin’s egg blue tie as Ava, 42, looked radiant in a fire engine red gown

Carmen Ejogo, 40, who stars as King’s wife and partner in activism, Coretta Scott King, was striking in a clinging red gown featuring an elegant floral print.

Cuba Gooding Jr., 46, who plays civil rights attorney and activist Fred Gray, arrived in a trendy layered look, including a dark blue-button up, print vest, black jacket, and jeans.

Tessa Thompson, 31, who plays civil rights activist Diane Nash, stunned in a very eclectic dress featuring a fishnet skirt.

In high spirits: The former Oprah Winfrey Show host flashed a giant smile as she signed autographs

In high spirits: The former Oprah Winfrey Show host flashed a giant smile as she signed autographs

Dramatic role: Oprah plays 54-year-old activist Annie Lee Cooper in the film who became famous punching county sheriff Jim Clark for not allowing her to register to vote

Dramatic role: Oprah plays 54-year-old activist Annie Lee Cooper in the film who became famous punching county sheriff Jim Clark for not allowing her to register to vote

Aretha Franklin, 72, stood out in a leopard print coat over a black frock, while carrying a quilted silver Chanel purse. 

In Selma, Oprah plays activist Annie Lee Cooper, a 54-year-old woman who punched a county sheriff, Jim Clark, for not allowing her to register to vote.

Oprah produced the film alongside executive producer Brad Pitt.

Selma is named after the town of Selma, Alabama, which denied black citizens the right to vote.

Red hot! Carmen Ejogo, 40, who plays King’s wife and partner in activism, Coretta Scott King, was striking in a clinging red gown featuring an elegant floral print

Red hot! Carmen Ejogo, 40, who plays King’s wife and partner in activism, Coretta Scott King, was striking in a clinging red gown featuring an elegant floral print

Fashion risk: Tessa Thompson, who plays civil rights activist Diane Nash, stunned in a very eclectic dress featuring a  fishnet skirt

Fashion risk: Tessa Thompson, who plays civil rights activist Diane Nash, stunned in a very eclectic dress featuring a fishnet skirt

In the 1960s, it was the setting for a series of marches led by Martin Luther King Jr., of which one reached the state’s capitol, Montgomery. The peaceful uprising was met by violence and brutality.

Such efforts eventually culminated in President Lyndon B. Johnson (played by Tom Wilkinson) signing the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlawed racial discrimination in voting.

Oprah has discussed what got her involved in the project.

Dapper dude: Cuba Gooding Jr., 46, who plays famed civil rights attorney and activist Fred Gray, arrived in a trendy layered look, including a dark blue-button up, print vest, black jacket, and jeans

Dapper dude: Cuba Gooding Jr., 46, who plays famed civil rights attorney and activist Fred Gray, arrived in a trendy layered look, including a dark blue-button up, print vest, black jacket, and jeans

Taking a walk on the wild side! Aretha Franklin, 72, stood out in a leopard print coat over a black frock, while carrying a quilted silver Chanel purse

Taking a walk on the wild side! Aretha Franklin, 72, stood out in a leopard print coat over a black frock, while carrying a quilted silver Chanel purse

‘I was already putting my two cents in all the time and they said why don’t you just join us as a producer?’ she said at the movie’s debut at the AFI Fest in November.

Oprah was also close friends with Oyelowo, having bonded while working on 2013 film Lee Daniels' The Butler.

‘He showed me a tape that he had done and I said, “Yeah. I could see King in you. It’s not quite there. But I can see it’s on its way there.” That’s what got me to say yes.’

Glamming it up: The singer decked herself out in strands of pearls, lending her look a sophisticated touch 

Glamming it up: The singer decked herself out in strands of pearls, lending her look a sophisticated touch 

Putting up a fight: Oprah will no doubt earn praise for her acting abilities in this pivotal scene in Selma

Putting up a fight: Oprah will no doubt earn praise for her acting abilities in this pivotal scene in Selma

Oyelowo described the roots and culture of his people as he discovered it when living in Nigeria.

‘The thing I learned living in Nigeria is exactly what is said in the film — that we are born of kings. We are a people of deep pride, incredible culture and indescribable power,’ he said.

‘And unfortunately, on the continents of both Europe and America, that has been denigrated over time. I don’t think it’s any accident that somehow this great man’s name was King.’

Selma will enjoy a limited release on Christmas day before hitting theatres nationwide on January 9, 2015.

On-screen couple: David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo share an intimate moment as husband and wife Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

On-screen couple: David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo share an intimate moment as husband and wife Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

Movement: In the 1960s, Selma, Alabama was the setting for a series of marches led by Martin Luther King Jr., of which one reached the state’s capitol, Montgomery

Movement: In the 1960s, Selma, Alabama was the setting for a series of marches led by Martin Luther King Jr., of which one reached the state’s capitol, Montgomery