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Saoirse Ronan sizzles in scarlet on the red carpet with Hollywood mega stars

Published 15/08/2015 | 10:23

Saoirse Ronan arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel
Saoirse Ronan arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel
Emily Blunt, left, and Benicio del Toro accept grants on behalf of the American Film Institute, Cinematheque, the University of California, Los Angeles and New York University

Saoirse Ronan brought sophisticated style to the red carpet at the HFPA Annual Grants Banquet as awards season kicks off.

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Gone are the tatty runners and ripped jeans - Saoirse showed her maturity by dressing in a contemporary red dress for the Hollywood royalty event.

Saoirse Ronan arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel
Saoirse Ronan arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel

She teamed the Japanese-inspired gown with a striking pair of black stilettos.

Saoirse (21) has been hotly tipped for an award for her role in Brooklyn, based on Colm Toibin's novel.

Andrew Garfield arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
Andrew Garfield arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Her invitation to this event is particularly notable, as it is organised by the group behind the Golden Globes.

Saoirse and Spiderman star Andrew Garfield both accepted a grant on behalf of Higher Education at the event in Beverley Hills, California.

Sophia Bush, left, and Emily Blunt attend The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel
Sophia Bush, left, and Emily Blunt attend The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel

The HFPA gives to non-profit entertainment-related organisations and scholarship programmes and committed more that $19.5m in 25 years including grants, more than 1,000 scholarships and more than 90 films.

The organisation which annually presents the Golden Globes group secured a lineup that also included Halle Berry, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks, America Ferrera, Ice Cube and Jake Gyllenhaal.

John Krasinski, left, and Emily Blunt arrive at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel
John Krasinski, left, and Emily Blunt arrive at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel
Sarah Silverman arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel
Sarah Silverman arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel

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