Tom Hanks, 66, is epitome of class in black suit while wife Rita Wilson, 66, wows in plunging sequin dress as they join fellow A-listers at 13th annual Governors Awards in LA
- The 13th annual Governors Awards were held in Los Angeles on Saturday evening at Fairmont Century Plaza
- Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the A-list attendees to hit the red carpet ahead of the ceremony
- ‘The Governors Awards is an annual event celebrating awards conferred by the Academy’s Board of Governors,’ reads the ceremony’s official website
- This year, the Board Of Governors have voted for songwriter Diane Warren, director Peter Weir and director Euzhan Palcy to receive honorary Oscars
- Actor Michael J. Fox is the 2022 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient
- He launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000, which has raised around $1.5 billion, to further fund research for Parkinson’s Disease
Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson showed off their chemistry when they hit the red carpet at the 13th annual Governors Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Hanks came into the evening fresh off his performances this year in the acclaimed Baz Luhrmann biopic, Elvis, in which he played Colonel Tom Parker, the rock and roll icon’s longtime manager, and Geppetto in Robert Zemeckis’ musical fantasy film Pinocchio.
Since its inception in 2009, the Governors Awards has become a major red-carpet stop for many Oscar hopefuls, and is widely regarded as the first major stop of the seasonal Awards Circuit.
Awards hopefuls: Tom Hanks, 66, and wife Rita Wilson, 66, attended the 13th annual Governors Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on Saturday night
Hanks, 66, looked handsome as he made his way in front of photographers in a classic black suit that he wore with a white dress shirt and black tie.
The longtime Hollywood leading man also wore black dress shoes, large frame glasses, and had his salt-and-pepper hair cut short and off his face.
For the most part, Hanks wrapped his left arm around his wife of 34 years, who was decked out in a black and purple sequin dress.
She also donned a pair of matching open-toe heels, carried a black clutch purse, and had her blonde locks styled long and flowing over her shoulders with plenty of natural waves and a center part.
Longtime loves: The couple have ben married for more than 34 years and counting
Wilson starred in Steven Soderbergh’s thriller film Kimi, alongside Zoë Kravitz, India de Beaufort, Emily Kuroda, Byron Bowers, Derek DelGaudio and Betsy Brantley, among others.
The film dropped on HBO Max and proceeded to receive generally positive reviews from critics.
Luhrmann’s take on Col. Parker’s handling of Elvis Presley’s career has sparked Oscar buzz since even before it was released in the U.S. on June 24.
Austin Butler’s performance as the Jailhouse Rock star is nothing short of mesmerizing, as was Luhrmann’s directing. The costume design, production design, and musical sequences were also praised.
Elvis was a critical and commercial success, grossing $286 million worldwide against its $85 million budget as well as becoming the second-highest-grossing music biopic of all-time behind Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
Oscar buzz: Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, Elvis, has garnered Oscar buzz even before it dropped in the U.S. in late June; Hanks played Elvis Presley’s longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker along Austin Butler who slipped into the shoes of the King of Rock and Roll
2022 role; Hanks played Geppetto in Robert Zemeckis’ musical fantasy film Pinocchio
Thrill ride: Wilson starred in Steven Soderbergh’s thriller film Kimi, alongside Zoë Kravitz
Hanks has been nominated for an Academy Award six times during his illustrious career, winning two Best Actor trophies for Philadelphia (1994) and Forrest Gump (1995)
His nominations include his performances in Big (1989), Saving Private Ryan (1999), Castaway (2001) and a Best Supporting Actor nod for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2020)
‘The Governors Awards is an annual event celebrating awards conferred by the Academy’s Board of Governors – the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award,’ reads the ceremony’s official website.
The recipients are revealed each summer ahead of the November event, where they are honored at the dinner gala.
Highlights from the Governors Awards are then ‘incorporated into the year’s Academy Awards show,’ according to the organization’s website.
This year, the Board Of Governors have voted for songwriter Diane Warren, director Peter Weir and director Euzhan Palcy to receive honorary Oscars.
Michael J. Fox was honored with this year’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is given to those with ‘outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes.’
Oscar worthy actors and filmmakers: Since its inception in 2009, the Governors Awards has become a major red-carpet stop for many Oscar hopefuls, and is widely regarded as the first major stop of the seasonal Awards Circuit
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