Jessica Chastain stuns in a killer Elie Saab dress at the Independent Spirit Awards

Published February 28th, 2016 - 11:58 GMT
Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain looked stunning in an Elie Saab creation at the Independent Spirit Awards. (AFP)
Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain looked stunning in an Elie Saab creation at the Independent Spirit Awards. (AFP)

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars made an appearance at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday.

But Jessica Chastain made sure all eyes were on her when she turned up wearing a pretty blue dress by Elie Saab, which showed off her ample assets. 

The 38-year-old's choice of attire had a very sexy plunging neckline and lace panelling on the top section which gave it a lingerie feel. 


The colour flattered her red hair perfectly - and the dress flared out at the knee. 

She teamed it with a pair of sexy silver sandals which added a touch of glamour to her look.  

She accessorized with a series of chunky necklaces as she made her way inside the building - and she later took to the stage to present the award for Best Male Lead.


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It was Abraham Attah, who walked away with the gong, for his role in Beasts Of No Nation, fending off competition from the likes of Jason Segel and Christopher Abbot. 

Before arriving inside, the stunner was more than happy to sign autographs for fans who had waited out to catch a glimpse of her. 

She was in good company on the day, as a host of other stars were also present, including Cate Blanchett, Jessica Biel and Rachel McAdams. 

Sporting an intricately beaded frock was best female lead nominee Brie Larson, who is also nominated for an Oscar on Sunday. 

Members of Film Independent and IFP - which is made up of a community of filmmakers, film industry leaders, and film lovers - get to vote for the best of the past year's films and filmmakers. 

'Of the 44 films nominated this year, about 27% were directed by women and 34% were directed by filmmakers of color,' said Film Independent president Josh Welsh.


'I think that reflects our organization and the independent sector. There's a lot of new talent and a breadth of voices from all parts of our culture, and that's what we're committed to working towards all year-round.' 

Some of the biggest contenders this year include Carol and Oscars favourite Spotlight, with six and five nominations respectively, with both up for best feature, screenplay and director. 

By Rebecca Davison

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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