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Jennifer Aniston among female film stars honoured in LA
18 October 2011
Last updated at 11:10
Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Watts and Katherine Heigl are among the actresses honoured at an annual Women in Hollywood tribute event.
Some of Hollywood's most famous faces have turned out for the 18th annual Women in Hollywood tribute in Los Angeles. One of the stars being honoured was Bounty Hunter and former Friends actress Jennifer Aniston.
Naomi Watts was also honoured but admitted the thought of giving an acceptance speech and speaking in public was "nerve-wracking". She added: "It's very humbling. It's not my favourite thing to do but it's an honour."
Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto was excited to be meeting singer and actress Barbra Streisand, who was also being honoured. She said: "She's always been such an inspiration. It feels amazing to be kind of mentioned in the same breath as her."
Amber Heard, 25, appeared on the red carpet at the event in Los Angeles. It was held at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. Other women being honoured at the dinner included Stacey Snider from DreamWorks and Elizabeth Olsen.
Star of The Ugly Truth, Katherine Heigl, was another star being honoured for her work in Hollywood. She said: "I love these sort of events that are celebrating powerful and talented, spectacular women, who have figured it out."
Another honouree was Evan Rachel Wood. The True Blood star has appeared in films like The Wrestler. She also raved about Barbra Streisand: "I still can't believe that I am being honoured in the same group as she is."
Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon was another Hollywood star lending her support to the event. The annual dinner champions the cause of women getting better roles on-screen in the US film industry.
Star of films like Kick-Ass, Let Me In and (500) Days of Summer, Chloe Moretz, was also there. Past honourees have included Gwyneth Paltrow, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, Julie Andrews and Jane Fonda.
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer, who wore an elegant black outfit, explained that the night's honourees share a common thread. She said: "It seems to me that we are all people who love their work and really work hard at getting better."
The Simple Life star Nicole Richie was there with other actresses including Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin and former Oscar award nominee Viola Davis. US comedian Joel McHale hosted the evening.
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