Red carpet : the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 7th annual Governors Awards

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz attended  the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 7th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 14, 2015 

Daniel, 47, wore a classic black tuxedo – complete with bow tie – which could easily have been picked out of James Bond’s wardrobe.

He  recently jetted to LA from Beijing, where he was promoting the latest 007 offering, Spectre.

Earlier this week, the International Business Times claimed that the actor has become James Bond’s best paid action hero yet, walking away with $39m, despite Spectre going grossly over budget

Common and Bryan Cranston looked dapper in classic tuxs

While most picked a classic tux, some stars put their own spin on things including Idris Elba who sizzled in an all-black suit – shirt included.

A newly blonde Joel Edgerton also broke away from the standard black tux, wearing a shiny midnight blue one instead.

The Awards, which were separated to the Academy Awards to allow those honoured to have more time to be celebrated, this year recognizes three Hollywood icons.

Director Spike Lee and Notebook actress Gena Rowlands were both awarded honorary Oscars, which, according to the Academy, are given for ‘an extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the academy’.

Even during a glittering Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences event on Saturday night, the tragedy in Paris the night before was never far from Hollywood filmmakers’ minds.

AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs made that point clear from her first words at the podium to kick off the honorary Oscars. She called immediate attention to the Paris killings which have left at least 129 people dead.

“It’s important to mention yesterday’s horrifying attacks in Paris,” Boone Isaacs said to the audience which included Johnny Depp,Daniel Craig, Samuel Jackson and Denzel Washington.  “All of us here stand in solitary in support of France and the French people.”

“We also mourn those that died,” she added. “We send our deepest affections to our brothers and sisters in France.”

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