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Julia Roberts, 54, is the epitome of chic in a monochrome ensemble at the Academy Museum Gala in LA

Julia Roberts, 54, is the epitome of chic in a monochrome ensemble as she receives the first-ever Icon Award at the Academy Museum Gala in LA

She received the first-ever Icon Award at the Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures Gala, which is being held this year for only the second time. 

And Julia Roberts looked every inch the award winner on Saturday evening as she attended the star-studded gala in Los Angeles. 

The actress, 54, looked the epitome of chic in a monochrome ensemble which consisted of a gown, blazer and a pair of heels.

Wow! Julia Roberts looked every inch the award winner on Saturday evening as she attended the star-studded Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures gala in Los Angeles

Wow! Julia Roberts looked every inch the award winner on Saturday evening as she attended the star-studded Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures gala in Los Angeles

While most of the dress was black, the fabric above the decolletage was white and adorned with frills, bringing back memories of men’s tops from the 19th century.

Wearing her auburn locks in a chic gamine crop, she draped a black blazer fashionably over her shoulders without putting her hands in the sleeves with a white pocket square.

Julia accessorised with dainty silver earrings and opted for a blush makeup palette with a glossy nude lip.

Glam: The actress, 54, who received the first-ever Icon Award at the gala, looked the epitome of chic in a monochrome ensemble which consisted of a gown, blazer and a pair of heels

Glam: The actress, 54, who received the first-ever Icon Award at the gala, looked the epitome of chic in a monochrome ensemble which consisted of a gown, blazer and a pair of heels

Stunning: While most of the dress was black, the fabric above the decolletage was white and adorned with frills, bringing back memories of men's tops from the 19th century

Beaming: Julia gave onlookers a wave while having her picture taken

Stunning: While most of the dress was black, the fabric above the decolletage was white and adorned with frills, bringing back memories of men’s tops from the 19th century

When it was held for the first time last September, the star-studded event managed to rake in a whopping $11 million for the new museum, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Other honorees this year include Doctor Strange star Tilda Swinton, who is being presented with the Visionary Award, which honors ‘an artist or scholar whose extensive oeuvre has advanced the art of cinema.’

The Vantage Award celebrating ‘an artist or scholar who has helped to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema’ is going to Steve McQueen, the director of 12 Years A Slave and Shame. 

Chic: Wearing her auburn locks in a chic gamine crop, she draped a black blazer fashionably over her shoulders without putting her hands in the sleeves with a white pocket square

Chic: Wearing her auburn locks in a chic gamine crop, she draped a black blazer fashionably over her shoulders without putting her hands in the sleeves with a white pocket square

Gorgeous: Later in the evening, Julia beamed for a stunning snap with pal Rebel Wilson

Gorgeous: Later in the evening, Julia beamed for a stunning snap with pal Rebel Wilson 

Parasite producer Miky Lee, who also happens to be the vice chair of the Academy Museum board, will receive the Pillar Award in honor of her ‘exemplary leadership and support for the Academy Museum.’

Oscar-winning actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Halle Berry are chairing the gala with TV impresario Ryan Murphy and successful horror producer Jason Blum. 

Former TCM host Jacqueline Stewart, who was named head of the Academy Museum in July, showered praise on Julia earlier this year when it was announced she would be presented with the icon award.

‘Over the course of her expansive and renowned career, Julia has embodied iconic characters and memorable roles. We are thrilled to be honoring her continued excellence in the industry and contribution to the arts,’ she gushed.

‘We are deeply grateful to Julia, Miky, Steve, and Tilda, to Rolex, and to our co-chairs and host committee for making our second annual Gala an evening to remember.’

The Academy Museum opened last year just four days after the first gala, igniting a storm of controversy over its political slant.

Critics slammed the museum for emphasizing the contributions of various minorities to the American film industry while all but ignoring the white Jewish immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe who played a major role in creating Hollywood.

The museum responded to the blowback by announcing this March that they will be adding a permanent exhibition highlighting the Jewish history of the movie business.

Event: When it was held for the first time last September, the star-studded event managed to rake in a whopping $11 million for the new museum

Event: When it was held for the first time last September, the star-studded event managed to rake in a whopping $11 million for the new museum

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