2023 TIFF Tribute Awards
Photography by George Pimentel

Celebs Pulled Out the Sparkle at the 2023 TIFF Tribute Awards

All the movie star style from the glamorous gala.

TIFF might be lighter on stars than usual this year, but there was still plenty of sparkle at the 2023 TIFF Tribute Awards gala on September 10. Under the twinkling chandeliers of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel where Hollywood royalty Marlene Dietrich and Alfred Hitchcock once laid their weary heads to rest, Spike Lee and Pedro Almodóvar were among this year’s recipients. Both directors delivered moving speeches about how filmmaking can advance social and political justice.

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But it was the women who brought the bling both onstage and the red carpet.

Diamond earrings swung from architect Diane Bald’s lobes as she and her husband, Roots co-founder Michael Budman, introduced the inaugural Norman Jewison Career Achievement award, which went to Shawn Levy, best known for directing and executive producing Stranger Things. Vicky Krieps, who is starring with Viggo Mortensen in The Dead Don’t Hurt and took home the Tribute Performer “trophy” – that’s what her kids told her to call it – dazzled in a silver mini-skirted suit. And The Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award presented by Bulgari went to Patricia Arquette, who was lavishly outfitted by the luxury jeweller in their Serpenti diamond necklace, Serpenti Viper diamond ring and Serpenti diamond earrings and bracelet with emerald eyes.

Oscar winner Arquette is a fourth-generation actor and something of Hollywood royalty herself and was praised by Camila Morrone for being, “as fierce a mother, as she is an activist, as she is an actress.” Arquette directed Morrone and Willem Dafoe in Gonzo Girl, which had its world premiere on TIFF opening night.

Take a look at some of the most glamorous celebrity style from the 2023 TIFF Tribute Awards presented by Bulgari below.