Amber Heard, Alicia Vikander Top Best Dressed at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016

And so it begins! The 2016 awards season kicked off with the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Saturday, January 2, at the Parker Palm Springs Hotel, where the ladies stunned in their designer best.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
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Amber Heard modeled a black lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana, paired with Brian Atwood shoes (and her dapper husband, Johnny Depp, of course). Heard, 29, was on hand to present the Rising Star Award to her The Danish Girl costar Alicia Vikander.

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Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Speaking of Vikander, the Ex Machina actress, 27, who is up for two Golden Globe Awards at the January 11 ceremony, showed off her feminine side in a ruffled, bubblegum-pink Erdem dress, paired with nude ankle-strap sandals.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett attends the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Todd Williamson/Getty

Cate Blanchett, who picked up the Desert Palm Achievement Award for her role in Carol, stunned, as always, in a pale blue Marc Jacobs dress, complete with gold-sequined floral embellishment. She teamed the style with Salvatore Ferragamo heels and Tiffany & Co. jewels, including a gold, diamond and emerald bracelet.

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Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet attends the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Todd Williamson/Getty

And rounding out our best dressed list, Kate Winslet worked her hourglass shape in a formfitting Roland Mouret dress with an open back. She presented the International Star Award to her Steve Jobs costar Michael Fassbender (who confessed right as he hit the stage, "Kate just told me not to f–k this up!")

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