Fantasia Barrino wows in flowing orange dress as she joins the stars at the 7th Astra Film Awards in LA
Fantasia Barrino was the runner-up at the 7th Astra Film Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The 39-year-old singer, nominated for Best Actress Astra for The Color Purple, stole the spotlight on the red carpet in a bright orange sleeveless dress at the star-studded event at the famed Biltmore Hotel.
She was dressed to impress in the couture number and added a chunky gold chain and matching bracelets for a modern twist.
Her fellow nominees at the event include Carey Mulligan (Maestro), Emma Stone (Poor Things), Greta Lee (Past Lives), Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon) and Margot Robbie (Barbie).
Fantasia's The Color Purple received a total of eight nominations, while Killers of the Flower Moon and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse each received ten nominations.
Fantasia Barrino was the runner-up at the 7th Astra Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday
The 39-year-old singer took over the red carpet in her bright orange sleeveless dress for the star-studded event at the famed Biltmore Hotel
In the musical adaptation of The Color Purple, Fantasia plays Celie Harris-Johnson, Whoopi Goldberg's character in the 1985 film, which was based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel of the same name.
The star appears in the film alongside artists such as Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo and Corey Hawkins.
The Astra Awards were announced months after the Hollywood Critics Association renamed itself the Hollywood Creative Alliance.
In early December, the HCA said that the various HCA awards will now be known as 'The Astra Awards'.
“As the Hollywood Creative Alliance expands to include creatives and other industry professionals, we wanted an awards name that would be reflective of the recently relaunched organization,” HCA CEO Scott Menzel said in a statement.
“The name 'Astra' is a perfect title for an award show that evokes celestial brilliance and creative mastery. It reflects the spirit of collaboration, symbolizes individual stars and elegantly embodies the industry's ambition, innovation and distinction.
“This new name symbolizes unity among the diverse and inclusive members of the Hollywood Creative Alliance.”
Fantasia's red carpet showstopper comes after she recently opened up about the turbulent years she endured after winning the third season of American Idol in 2004.
She looked like a billion dollars in the couture number, adding a chunky, gold chain and matching bracelets to the mix for a modern twist
Fantasia is nominated for Best Actress Astra for The Color Purple
Fantasia greets Aba Arthur on the red carpet
Kendall Taylor and Fantasia make quite a couple
The beautiful ladies shared an embrace
“You have to be a businesswoman and you have to work with great business partners, but it doesn't have much to do with love. It took me a long time to figure that out,” she said People in December.
'I didn't know anything about contracts. “I didn't know anything about checking your money and making sure your stuff was where it was supposed to be every day,” she said.
Fantasia added that she “just trusted and believed everyone who came into my life.”
Despite this, the singer acknowledged that she was “grateful” for the experiences she had, emphasizing that without them she “wouldn't be the woman I am today.”