Ruth Negga steals the show at Palm Springs International Film Festival in sheer Valentino dress
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The Limerick native (36), who is the golden girl of awards season with her portrayal in Loving, stole the show at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Monday night.
Negga, who is becoming a Hollywood fashion force to be reckoned with, stunned in a semi-sheer floral appliqué Valentino gown as she accepted the Rising Star award.
It's no surprise that designers are clamouring to work with her as she currently covers US Vogue's January issue and has been busy working an array of high fashion gowns in the run up to the Oscars in February, where she is heavily tipped to receive a Best Actress nod.
Ruth spent the festive season at home in Ireland with her family but it's back to business for 2017 as she campaigns alongside actresses Natalie Portman for Jackie andEmma Stone for La La Land in this year's much-hyped Oscars race.
Also spotted at the film festival was Nocturnal Animals star Amy Adams, Laura Linney, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening and Nicole Kidman, among others.