Talk of TIFF: Lupita Nyong'o's bling, big hugs for Amy Adams and Taraji P Henson and more

By Sarah Walker

Saturday proved to be another busy day for celebrities at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here's where they were spotted, what they got up to and the events they attended. (Be sure to check out our map to the stars each TIFF morning, plus our roundup of the festival's best party pics!)


Lupita Nyong'o owned the red carpet at the premiere of Queen of Katwe wearing a stunning yellow and blue ensemble with matching headpiece and more than $600,000 in Tiffany & Co. jewels. Her dapper co-star David Oyelowo was also dressed to impress.

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Rooney Mara were also on the red carpet for their film Lion before heading off to Grey Goose Soho House for some well-earned downtime with producer Harvey Weinstein. And the drizzle didn't keep Lily-Rose Depp or a reportedly pregnant Natalie Portman away from the debut of their latest, Planetarium, where the 17-year-old smouldered in a frothy mini while the 35-year-old wore a prim coat dress.

After spending some time at the Deadline Lounge, the cast of The Bleeder (Naomi Watts and love Liev Schreiber plus Elizabeth Moss)walked the carpet for the debut of their film about New Jersey boxer Chuck Wepner. Stars from all of last night's splashiest premieres then descended on the Hollywood-laden InStyle party, the biggest bash of Saturday night, a fête hosted annually at the Windsor Arms hotel.

Taraji P Henson and Amy Adams hugged it out. Photo: Getty Images

Liev and Naomi cozied up on a couch while Anne Hathaway chatted animatedly with Rooney Mara and Amy Adams and Taraji P Henson had an emotional reunion.

Octavia Spencer, Taraji and Janelle Monae party for Hidden Figures. Photo: Eric Charbonneau

Taraji was coming off of a day celebrating Hidden Figures with co-stars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. After a press conference at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the cast joined the party on TIFF's Festival Street, where Pharrell Williams performed songs from the soundtrack.

Pharrell Williams took over King St. for a concert. Photo: Eric Charbonneau


Celebs like Amy Adams and Sean Penn showed off their travel style at Pearson airport ahead of Sunday's Nocturnal Animals premiere and APJ event, respectively.

Dozens of celebs were honoured by Grey Goose at The Creative Coalition Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala at the new restaurant STK. Each was recognized for their work in independent films. Honourees included Jennifer Connelly, Maria Bello, Nick Cannon, Parker Posey, Jonathan Demme and Uzo Aduba, and the only Canadian recipient, director Ron Chapman.

Dakota Johnson and award-winner Uzo Aduba. Photo: The ONE Group / Ernesto DiStefano

Sandra Oh and Anne Heche have proven they're the duo-most-likely-to-be-spotted by showing up together to strike a pose at the W Magazine Portrait Studio at the IT Lounge. Other stars sipped on DAVIDs Tea and played ping pong on a SPiN table.

Speaking of gal pals, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts swung by the InStyle photo studio to take the ultimate BFF pic. Could the two look any more beautiful!?

Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman were the picture of best friends. Photo: InStyle

Elizabeth Moss, Armie Hammer and Gabrielle Union were spotted taking a meal break at Montecito restaurant, while Chiwetel Ejiofor and Zachary Quinto took in the best view of Toronto from the Thompson Hotel at Bungalow 8.

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