Kristen Stewart and Tom Hanks were among the actors who wowed at 2012 Governors Awards red carpet at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, on Saturday, December 1. Both were on hand to present honorary Oscars to prominent figures in movie industry such as D.A. Pennebaker, Hal Needham, George Stevens Jr. and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Kristen donned a Talbot Runhoff lace dress with a plunging neckline. She paired it up with a long black tight shirt and Christian Louboutin black heels. Setting her wavy hair to the side in her signature do, she completed her look with Iwoman Ludyga Design bracelet. The Bella Cullen depicter in "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" attended the gala alone.
Meanwhile, Tom went formal by donning a black suit, a matching tie, and white shirt. When he presented Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Jeffrey, he mentioned the philanthropist's action to hold a national telethon post 9/11 attacks.
"Jeffrey Katzenberg doesn't have to do any of these things. But Jeffrey Katzenberg cannot help but to do all of these things... It is in his DNA, " the "Cloud Atlas" actor gushed. "Jeffrey Katzenberg is a brilliant man, a hardworking man, a visionary and one of the most powerful men [in Hollywood]. But more than anything else, Jeffrey Katzenberg is a public servant."
Other actors and actresses strolling down the red carpet were Will Smith, Helen Hunt, Steven Spielberg, Richard Gere, Amy Adams, Christoper Nolan, George Lucas, Bradley Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Quentin Tarantino, Leslie Mann and husband Judd Apatow. Hosting the gala was Seth MacFarlane.
Pennebaker, Hal, George, and Jeffrey were honored for their great contributions to the industry. Documentary filmmaker Pennebaker helped to create a medium mainstream with his direct-cinema approach. Meanwhile, director and legendary stuntman Hal was credited for developing new approaches of performing and directing death-defying film stunts. While George was honored for founding the American Film Institute and setting up the Kennedy Center Honors, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey was awarded for raising money for charity.