Adriana Lima, Gabrielle Union and Emma Watson
Adriana Lima, Gabrielle Union and Emma Watson were among some of the best dressed at the 2016 White House Correspondents' DinnerLarry Busacca/Getty Images

As in the previous years, this time too, the White House Correspondents' Dinner was more about Hollywood star power than politics. While some of the entertainment world's most beautiful people attended the soiree, President Barack Obama managed to steal the show with a stand-up comedy routine during his speech which poked fun at Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and the Republican Party... even referencing the Red Wedding from the Game Of Thrones.

The star-studded evening saw music, television and filmdom's most popular faces from Will Smith and Jada Pinket to Priyanka Chopra. It was a surprise to see Kendal Jenner at the gathering, not to mention DJ Khaled. From across the pond, Emma Watson, Hellen Mirren and Michelle Dockery were also in attendance. Carrie Fisher decided to bring her therapy dog Gary to the event and the little French bulldog quickly became a red carpet hit.

IBTimes UK takes a look at some of the best dressed at this year's "nerd prom".

Kendal Jenner
Kendal Jenner at the 2016 White House Correspondents' DinnerLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Kendal Jenner

The young model made heads turn in a simple yet sexy black Vivienne Westwood number paired with strappy heels and a chunky bling choker.

Emma Watson
Emma Watson at the 2016 White House Correspondents' DinnerLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Emma Watson

UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson paired a strapless floral dress-top with ankle-length pants courtesy Osman.

Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union at the 2016 White House Correspondents' DinnerLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Gabrielle Union

The Think Like A Man actress was all sparkle in a blue and black embellished Naeem Khan gown.

Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima showed off her model figure in a bright red gownLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Adriana Lima

The Victoria's Secret model brought her trademark sexiness to the formal event in a Juan Carlos Obando red gown that had a thigh high slit showing off her tanned legs.

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington opted to skip the floor length gown for the eventLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Kerry Washington

The Scandal lead opted to skip the gown for a knee-length Victoria by Victoria Beckham dress with a ruffled skirt. She paired it with simple double strapped sandals and a matching black clutch.

Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski in Monique LhullierLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Emily Ratajkowski

Model Emily Ratajkowski chose to walk the red carpet in a Monique Lhullier embroidered floral gown that had sheer detailing on the front and a open back.

Gugu Mbatha Raw
Gugu Mbatha Raw's clutch matched her gown perfectlyLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Gugu Mbatha Raw

Another one in floral. Gugu Mbatha Raw wore a Lela Rose gown with front and side sheer panelling.

Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss in Derek LamLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Karlie Kloss

Model Karlie Kloss attended the event wearing a Derek Lam white and off-white Greecian styled gown along with a golden clutch and matching gold hoop earrings.

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair MuradLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Priyanka Chopra

The Indian actress and face of TV drama Quantico, Priyanka Chopra wore a Zuhair Murad tiered black gown with which showed off some serious cleavage.

Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander at the 2016 White House Correspondent's DinnerLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Jaimie Alexander

Thor actress Jaimie Alexander opted for a black Christian Siriano gown with a sweet-heart neckline and dramatic ruffled trail. A simple diamond necklace accentuated her look.