Jessica Lange, Gugu Mbatha-Raw among Elle cover stars ahead of awards


Elle, which will hold its 21st Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday, has revealed its November covers featuring honorees Jessica Lange, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Elizabeth Banks, Brie Larson and Annette Bening.

The actresses, who appear, respectively, in “American Horror Story,” “Jupiter Ascending,” “The Hunger Games,” “Community” and “The Kids Are All Right,” join fellow November cover stars Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Tina Fey on the fashion tome’s annual Women in Hollywood issue. They’ll all be recognized Monday at the awards at the Four Seasons Los Angeles hotel in Beverly Hills.

Paola Kudacki photographed the eight leading ladies for Elle, and Garner, Saldana and Fey’s glamorous cover shots were released earlier this month, along with quotes on topics such as the industry, career, motherhood and role models.


“The Office” alum Steve Carell, former “Saturday Night Live” star Bill Hader, “Parks & Recreation” star (and Fey bestie) Amy Poehler and actresses Shirley MacLaine and Renee Zellweger will be among the presenters at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Awards, a spokesperson for the magazine told the Los Angeles Times.

“Community” and “The Soup” star Joel McHale will emcee the event. Larson, who costars in “Community” with McHale, will receive the Calvin Klein Emerging Star Award, while Lange will get the L’Oreal Paris Legend Award.

The honors are meant to celebrate the women’s contributions both in front of and behind the camera.

Elle’s Women in Hollywood issue hits newsstands the day after the awards, but it’s already available for digital download.

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