Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron & More Step Out in Chic Ensembles at Los Angeles Event

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Jennifer Garner is the epitome of sophistication.

The red carpet at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday was filled with chic and classy ensembles from Hollywood's finest.

Among them was the 46-year-old Peppermint star who wowed in a sleeveless black mini dress that perfectly showed off her tanned and toned arms and legs. The brunette beauty paired her sleek sheath dress with black pointed toe heels, diamond earrings and rings. Looking absolutely glowing, Garner kept her hair down in tousled curls and her makeup consisted of bronze eyeshadow and a nude lip.

Jennifer Garner HFPA Banquet
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Also looking absolutely divine wasCharlize Theronin a low-cut black Givenchy frock that featured a silk oversized bow on the front and a pleated hemline. The stunning actress rocked gold and diamond necklaces, turquoise rings, and small earrings.

Charlize Theron HFPA Event
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Both Regina King and Dakota Fanning arrived to the banquet in brunt orange pieces. The 47-year-old actress looked smashing in a strapless structured sheath dress that perfectly highlighted her toned arms. To get her fit figure, King joked to ET's Nischelle Turner that she does "1,500 squats" with her trainer. "Not everybody is built the same, not everyone needs to do 1,500 squats," she shared about what works for her body.

Regina King HFPA Event
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Meanwhile, ET caught up with Fanning, 24, -- wearing Nina Ricci -- at the event where she reminisced about one of her first times walking the red carpet at the I Am Sam premiere when she was only 7 years old. "I just remember the overwhelming, excitement of being on a red carpet," she shared. "And being so small and just looking up constantly, and feeling like it was very special and this feeling would never really get old. And it hasn't!"

Dakota Fanning HFPA Event
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Lena Waithe also rocked a classic Prada suit, opting for a burgundy shade and baby blue button-up shirt to add a bit of color. The 34-year-old The Chi creator was rocking a new clean-shaven haircut, which Waithe explained to ET that she had been thinking about cutting off her hair for a very long time.

"I'd been thinking about it a lot. I was like, I know I've obviously been in the public eye, people associate those locks with me," she explained. "But…There was a part of it that I felt like I was holding onto. It was a piece of femininity that I think made people feel comfortable about who I am in the world. And I was like, 'No, I'm gonna take it off and still be who I am.' If it makes you uncomfortable, so be it. But this is what I'm giving you. No makeup, a haircut, and a suit."

Lena Waithe HFPA Event
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Other standout ladies who knocked it out of the park at the HFPA event were Amber Heard in a multi-colored long-sleeve Saint Laurent mini, as well as Joey King in a tuxedo-inspired white frock by Alessandra Rich.

Amber Heard HFPA Event
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Joey King HFPA Event
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Connie Britton opted for an elegant black number, which she paired with cheetah print heels

Connie Britton Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet
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Cynthia Erivo was a total knockout in a strapless black and navy body-hugging Michael Kors design that featured floral sequin designs.

Cynthia Erivo HFPA Event
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Laura Harrier went with a stylish Louis Vuitton ensemble that included black trousers with a silver-black-and-orange checkered top.

Laura Harrier HFPA Event
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See more of this month's best-dressed stars in the gallery below.

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