Emma Stone looks gorgeous in a dazzling dress as she attends event honoring Bill Murray with Mark Twain Prize
Emma Stone was among the stars in attendance at the Kennedy Center Sunday as Bill Murray was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for his considerable legacy in comedy.
The Oscar-nominated star of Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) looked every bit the Hollywood beauty in the nation's capital.
She wore a sangria colored dress with shimmery horizontal silver embellishments around the waist and vertical ones under the waistline. She rounded out the get-up with silver heels.
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All that glitters: Emma Stone, 27, looked amazing as she attended Sunday's Kennedy Center honors of her friend Bill Murray, who received the vaunted Mark Twain Prize
The 27-year-old has formed an unlikely friendship with the 66-year-old actor, who she's shared the screen with in films such as 2015's Aloha and 2009's Zombieland.
Last year, The Help actress told Yahoo! that the veteran funnyman was 'pretty sweet' to her in filming Aloha, as she was battling 'a really bad acne problem' amid sleeping issues she was dealing with during production of the Cameron Crowe film. (The blemishes were subsequently edited out, she said.)
She said that 'on a daily basis, [Murray] would bring [her] nice little presents' to cheer her up amid the frustrating flare-up. Stone added: 'Like he would go to a concert and bring me a keychain,' said the Scottsdale, Arizona native, 'or he would go to a store and bring me Maui Onion potato chips … a visor, some slippers.'
Collaborators: Stone and Murray have worked together on the films Aloha and Zombieland
A friend in need: Stone said that Murray was a comforting presence as they filmed Aloha, bringing her gifts everyday amid an acne breakout that had her stressed
Man of the moment: Murray, 66, has mastered both the comedy and drama genres in his formidable career
LOLs: Comedy stalwarts such as Jimmy Kimmel (with wife Molly McNearney) and Bruce Vilanch were in the nation's capital to honor the Quick Change actor
Who ya gonna call: Murray's Ghostbusters' co-star Sigourney Weaver was there to support him
Murray made clear his fondness for Stone speaking with Esquire in 2012, telling the publication, 'I love that Emma ... just a doll.'
Stone was one of many prominent stars to show up for the Groundhog Day's big night, as there were plenty of other names in attendance at the swanky function. Others included late night legend David Letterman, 69, and his bandleader Paul Shaffer, 66; late night legend-in-the-making Jimmy Kimmel, 48, and his wife Molly McNearney, 38; and famed comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, 67.
In addition to Stone two of Murray's prominent co-stars - Saturday Night Live's Jane Curtin, 69, and Ghostbusters' Sigourney Weaver, 67 - were on hand for the Illinois native's comedy coronation.
Out and about: Bill Hader and wife Maggie Carey posed on the red carpet at the Washington D.C.-based ceremony
Future of comedy: Netflix star Aziz Ansari looked dapper in an all-black suit with grey tie
Familiar face: David Letterman's longtime bandleader Paul Shaffer looked thrilled to be there
Elsewhere, prominent personalities on hand included Master of None star Aziz Ansari, 33; Stripes and Meatballs director Ivan Reitman, 69; SNL's Bill Hader, 38; and musician Rhiannon Giddens, 39.
Past recipients of the award, which was first given out in 1998, include Jay Leno (2014), Ellen DeGeneres (2012), the late George Carlin (2008) and Bill Cosby (2009). Last year's winner, Eddie Murphy, joked about the inclusion of the latter, as he said in his acceptance speech, "Bill has one of these - did you all make him give it back?'
According to the Kennedy Center, 'the Mark Twain Prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain.
'As a social commentator, satirist and creator of memorable characters, Samuel Clemens was a fearless observer of society, who startled and outraged many while delighting and informing many more with his uncompromising perspective of social injustice and personal folly.'
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