Elle 2017 Women in Hollywood

Terry Tsiolis

Girl power is alive and well! 

Elle magazine hosts it annual Women in Hollywood Awards tonight, where some of the biggest names in the biz have gathered to raise a toast to female achievement in entertainment. 

Earlier this month, Elle introduced the 2017 honorees with eight separate editions of the Women in Hollywood issue. Jennifer Lawrence, Margot Robbie, Laura Dern, Tessa Thompson, Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson, Riley Keough and Kathleen Kennedy posed for their individual covers, inside addressing issues such as gender inequality, media representation and career development. 

As Chastain put it, "For me, it's for finding and creating opportunities for women and minority groups that might not have an outlet, whether it be as a writer or an actor or a director. It's important to me to create these stepping stones."

Robbie echoed the Oscar winner's remarks, telling Elle, "I'd always wanted to direct and write, but I got to a point as an actress where I felt like I was everyone's puppet. I thought, Why don't I get a say in the art I'm making?"

Amen! Keep scrolling to see all the inspirational beauties that hit the red carpet Monday evening for the unforgettable event.

Julianne Hough, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The former Dancing With the Stars judge wows in a strapless ice blue beaded cocktail dress from the Georges Chakra Couture Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. 

Margot Robbie, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The Suicide Squad star doesn't disappoint in the fashion department thanks to her black dress. 

Jennifer Lawrence, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Black is the color of the night for many of the evening's attendees. 

Nina Dobrev, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Flower power! The Vampire Diaries star goes for a fun, floral look for her night out in Hollywood. 

Juliette Lewis, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The Secret and Lies star arrives at the Four Seasons ready for an unforgettable evening. 

Vanessa Hudgens, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Brilliant in blue! The former High School Musical star sparkles and shines in her dress. 

Jessica Chastain, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The A-list actress helps brighten up the red carpet with her fashion-forward skirt.  

Abigail Spencer, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Forget about dresses! The Timeless star opts for gold high-waisted pants and a sheer top for her fashionable look. 

Reese Witherspoon, Ava Phillippe, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Like mother, like daughter! The famous pair make their way down the carpet. 

Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Date night done right! The famous duo makes one power couple on the red carpet. 

Ashley Greene, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Just days after attending the amfAR Gala, the Hollywood actress steps out for another star-studded event. 

Cobie Smulders, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The Hollywood actress steps out for another star-studded event. 

Alessandra Ambrosio, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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After a beach-filled weekend in Malibu, the supermodel gets all dressed up for a night under the stars in a Zuhair Murad jumpsuit. 

Joel McHale, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The comedian and Thanks for the Money author suits up for the annual event. 

Yara Shahidi, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The Black-ish star earns rave reviews for her white dressing and matching shoes. 

Kristen Stewart, ELLEs 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The Twilight star doesn't disappoint in her floral ensemble. 

Jamie King, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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When the kids are away, this Hart of Dixie star and mom will play on the red carpet. 

Cindy Crawford, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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What's black and white and stunning all over? This iconic supermodel, of course!

Laura Dern, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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No Big Little Lie here: The actress can do no wrong on the red carpet. 

Bellamy Young, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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We're totally loving the Scandal star's holiday season-inspired velvet jumpsuit and silver heels. 

Sabrina Carpenter, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The Disney Channel starlet rocks red and sequins for the highly-anticipated event. 

Nina Garcia, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Girl boss alert! The Project Runway star newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of Elle magazine makes a stylish entrance. 

Busy Philipps, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Matrix meets the farmhouse? The actress puts a unique spin on a pair of flared overalls. 

Niecy Nash, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The Claws star showcases her signature curves in an olive green jumpsuit.

Lake Bell, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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The actress makes a strong case for the little red dress as she poses for photographs. 

Tavi Gevinson, ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood

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Pop of color perfection! The 21-year-old author looks effortlessly chic at the 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Awards.

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