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Charlize Theron: Indie Impact Award Winner!

Charlize Theron: Indie Impact Award Winner!

Charlize Theron looks gorgeous in green at Variety‘s Indie Impact Award Brunch held at the Parker Resorts on Sunday (January 8) in Palm Springs, Calif.

The 36-year-old Young Adult actress, in Reed Krakoff, was the recipient of the prestigious award, which was given as part of the 2012 Palm Springs Film Festival.

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The award “celebrates a performer’s ability to crossover from indies to mainstream studio success.”

The Descendants actress Shailene Woodley also made an appearance at the event.

Congrats, Charlize!

10+ pictures inside of Charlize Theron at Variety‘s Indie Impact Award brunch…

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  • Not

    I don’t like her anymore, she’s so full of herself now !

  • Cynthia

    Soo refreshing love it!!!! congrats Charlize you talented actress!

  • sandy

    Nice color ! her eyes are shining like emeralds, this color is suiting with her eyes !

  • Freddy

    Double award so exciting for you lovely Charlize very well deserved!!!!!!!

  • gena

    What a beautiful dress and women, i love her sense of style, she looks gorgeous, we see her only when to comes to work, and that is a rare thing nowadays with some media h*es………..

  • doll

    She’s like a sunshine

  • cs

    Flawless skin, GORGEOUS

  • carole

    Its Charlize’s week ! congrats for both awards, love her acting chops.very good actress loved her in The Yards,Monster,North Country….and Young Adult !

  • Tina

    Love this woman, known only for her talented work and not the dirty scandals and tabs, stay as you are charlize, private, down to earth generous and talented.

    Congratulations !

  • martha

    Green Goddess

  • martha

    I discovred her in The Devil’s Advocate along with Al Pacino, i can’t beleive she was only 21, playing this complex mature woman at this young age , she marked me in that role most of the actresses of that age play in teenage movies.

  • amy


    Me too, i liked her also in the Cider House Rules, what i like about her is her large creative work and independence , and especially her risky brave roles that not many actresses would go for, she is not afraid to play unlikable antihero characters, she indeed made an impact with indie movies, and she is such a versatile actress who can fit and switch different genre, she was terrific in Young Adult.

  • She’s beautiful but…

    She’s undeniably beautiful… classic facial features, beautiful eyes… a perfect face… but there is always something off about the way she dresses. I am not sure what it is. Not everyone has to wear perfect outfits, but most women have a trademark style… Angelina likes simple lines, Gwen Stefani likes unusual yet tasteful fashion that usually works, Zooey Duschanel has a cute quirky look, Sienna Miller has good fashion sense, so does Claire Daines… but Charlize Theron just doesn’t seem to have fashion sense… Rachel McAdams is another who lacks in fashion sense. A shame because, Charlize and Rachel are beautiful. The right fashion could accentuate their beauty.

  • pat

    @She’s beautiful but…:

    Theron doesn’t have a fashion sense hahahaha? she is considered a fashion icon in the fashion industry, always rei,vents her style her hair cuts, always listed on top of fashion magazines, and risky sometimes she never goes for the safe , no wonder why she is the DIOR face, being picked by the biggest desingers being Galliano’s muse and had been in the past Tom Ford muse

    A Jolie lol no with her same black dark outfits and boring plain flat dresses seriously lol there is not even a comparison, charlize with her sense of style and model body is from a whole different world when it comes to fashion compared to the ones listed, no wonder why singers like Beyonce and Rihanna mentionned her as being their favorite stylish celebrity , till the hair cuts Rihanna’s hair cuts inspired from aeon flux…

  • linda

    Absolutely stunning as usual fashionista rocks it!!!!

  • Anne

    Can somebody tell me where the shoes are from?? fantastic look, from head to toe.

  • florence

    In response to the poster who talked about fashion. Someone who got a fahsion sense, is someone who is always creative always try different things, who is often copied , it’s not someone who stuck in the same crappy boring point, there is no sense here, i remember Charlize was one of the first who started the big pompadour dior dresses and chignon, her oscar 2004 Gucci dress was copied by Katherine Heigl at the Emmys, her 2005 blue oscar Dior dress was copied by Penelope Cruz 1 or 2 years later at the oscars exact same cut but were in pink, her orange oscar dress is considered one of the most beautiful dresses of the oscar decade top dresses, it was in 2000 and if im not wrong jolie was having such a weird look and dress.

  • Timothy

    Love it!!! kudos to Charlize and to her two decades of work, to her talented accomplishements, for only a 36 yo ,im proud of her, many to comes..

  • Purple Poet

    She should wear green more often because the way navy blue brings out blue eyes beautifully, emerald green brings out her gorgeous green eyes beautifully. I love that she’s not tanning too much like she was 7 years ago. She has a classically beautiful face and her features stand out more when it’s not hiding behind the tanner.

  • lola

    Charlize doesn’t win only the Vanguard Award yesterday guys , she also wins the style title of Palm Springs the best dressed.

    read this
    Charlize Theron not only received the “Ensemble Award” with her Young Adult cast mates, she was also a shoo-in for best dressed.
    Charlize’s LBD was anything but basic. Her Spring 2012 dress had properly made bold shoulders. And it didn’t hurt that Charlize had the height and posture to pull it off. The clean silhouette, and the revealing skirt showed off the Oscar winner’s fabulous figure.

    A beautiful dress certainly helps make an outfit a success, but the styling pulls everything together. Charlize Theron picked an elegant pair of sandals to go with her dress. Her simple bun let those padded shoulders speak for themselves. Stunning yet simple jewelry, and a metallic clutch completed her Palm Springs attire.

  • Marc

    Congatulations, Charlize!
    So happy to see her. She looks so lovely and sexy, as always.

  • Helen

    Yep, its Charlize’s week ! Congrats for both awards. She definitely deserved them. Hope to see her among Oscar Nominees (or winners!!) this year (fingers crossed!).
    Charlize Theron looks so good in green. Or black. Or red. Or white. Etc. :)

  • lily

    I would not forget Mavis Gary in Young Adult !! great job Mr Theron. Oswaltt was great too , It’s so different so real i’ve never seen this before in movies, im ashamed to admit it but there is some little of Mavis in me.

  • Sorry to offend you Pat

    @pat: I knew I’d get in trouble for posting my opinion… don’t get me wrong, I really like Charlize Theron… and I know she is a Dior face now, because she does have a beautiful face. I mean look at the last 10 things she’s worn lately. I don’t know something is honestly off to me. The outfits don’t accentuate her beauty. I know Angelina wears very classic stuff that’s functional yet a somewhat bland, but that’s her style… at least she has a style. Charlize style is random. Maybe, it’s just my personal opinion. I just don’t like the way she dresses. And it makes sense, because I don’t really like Rihanna’s or Beyonce’s style either. Do you seriously like this green dress? It’s okay, but I think she could have done better. Sorry to offend you though. You’re probably a fan of hers. What do I know… just my opinion.

  • Carmen

    Congrats, Charlize! Two awards in a row.
    She looks so beautiful in green. So fresh, young and lovely.

  • maria

    I can’t believe she still doesn’t have a bf. She’s stunning!!!

  • pat

    @Sorry to offend you Pat:

    No you didn’t offend me it’s okay, i just find it kinda of a bit ridiclous sorry no offence, cause if there is one who is known for her stylish sense in the fashion industry it’s Theron, ask Vogue editor Vantour, she became a fashion icon, an iconic Christian Dior face and a muse of many talented designers throught this decade, she has marked the fashion industry with her iconic dresses, and i don’t think there are a lot of actresses just a few who can came in the same level , i have nothing against jolie believe me, but like the poster florence said someone who has a fashion sense is someone who is creative who reinvets itself who could be risky and is copied ,someone who is trendy like Theron, most of her fashion sense and style is copied her dresses are always listed, not someone who is stopped and stagnated wearing the same boring stuffs, her dresses and fashion sense were always marking throught this decade, sorry but jolie 10 years ago was not even mentionned in fashion she was wearing horrid things, it’s just dark or plain flat boring, nothing edgy nothing stunning there is no sense of style no creative stuffs, i didn’t want to sound offensive sorry, but it’s 2 different world to me with Theron.

  • Purple Poet

    @Sorry to offend you Pat: You’re kidding right? So wearing the same boring looks makes you a fashion icon? Angelina Jolie is not a fashion icon. She has such an ego that she thinks by wearing the same sack dresses, and hairstyle all the time, she is creating her iconic look, but her style sucks. Her looks aren’t clean. They are baggy and unflattering. How many people have copied Charlize Theron’s famous 2004 Oscar look? After that we saw tons of blondes wearing beige beaded gowns. And this is just a luncheon, that green dress is stylish, simple, clean and chic.

  • Hmm, still don’t buy it. sorry

    @Purple Poet: I don’t think Jolie is a fashion icon, nor do I think she cares to be one. Her focus is elsewhere. Personally, I think she wears the black clothes daily so she doesn’t worry about matching and nobody will notice if she repeats a clothing item. I think she wears the bland clothes on the red carpet because she wants to get as far away as possible from her “wild child” image. But this is about Theron, and my personal opinion is that I find her fashion choices confusing and unappealing. Someone can be adventurous but still maintain a personal style. Like, Gwen Stefani makes bold choice but all have her particular flare. Like this outfit does nothing for me: We all have different opinions and that’s good.

  • fans

    For those of you who think that her green dress looks awful, take a look at the website below – the green dress is perfect and it shows off her oh so sexy body.