The stars were out in force on Sunday (29 January) night for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017.

Nominees and presenters took their places on the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles ahead of the illustrious event, celebrating the best of TV and film, and where a win is widely regarded as a likely predictor of Oscar success.

Salma Hayek, Ashton Kutcher, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Common, Rashida Jones, Brie Larson, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer, Viggo Mortensen, Casey Affleck and the stars of Stranger Things are all presenting awards on the big night.

It is the only industry awards where actors vote for their peers, with more than 110,000 members of the US SAG-AFTRA actors' and performers' union having their say on the best performances of the year.

But first all eyes were on the red carpet as one star after another made their grand entrance.

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La La Land star Emma Stone wears a chiffon black gown with flower detail AFP/Getty Images

Star of the moment Emma Stone wore a floaty chiffon dress with flower detail in line with the romantic themes of the acclaimed musical La La Land.

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Actress Yara Shahidi followed the trend for bright bold multi-coloured gowns AFP/Getty Images

Bright, bold, multi-coloured gowns were the order of the day, with stripes featuring heavily on the red carpet. The seasoned stars kept things demure and subtle, while the red carpet regulars dared to flout convention and stand out from the crowd.

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British star Naomie Harris looks effortlessly stylish as she walks the red carpet AFP/Getty Images

Australian actress Nicole Kidman made sure she was noticed, wearing an emerald green gown with parrot motif. Stripes were everywhere and British star Naomie Harris kept it subtle in a stylish two-piece ensemble.

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Felicity Huffman is nominated for her performance in American Crime

Nominated for her performance in American Crime, Felicity Huffman looked demure in a flattering cream gown with a train.

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Kate Hudson took a risk in a black gown with sheer panels, sleeves and skirt covering a pair of shorts AFP/Getty Images

Kate Hudson bucked the trend for multi-coloured gowns, opting for a risqué black gown with sheer panels, sleeves and skirt covering a pair of shorts.

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Bryce Dallas Howard wears a figure-hugging red sequinned gown AFP/Getty Images

Bryce Dallas Howard played it safe in a figure-hugging red sequinned dress while The Big Bang Theory star Kayley Cuoco looked ethereal in a multi-tonal sheer gown.

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The Big Bang Theory star Kayley Cuoco in a multi-tonal sheer gown AFP/Getty Images

Taraji P. Henson dared to bare in an embroidered gown while Meryl Streep opted for clean lines in a white ensemble.

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Taraji P. Henson flashed flesh in an embroidered gown with sheer neckline AFP/Getty Images
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Nominee Meryl Streep arrives on the red carpet AFP/Getty Images

Following US president Donald Trump's controversial executives orders, the event is expected to see Hollywood use the global platform to express their outrage at the ban on Muslims from seven countries entering the US.

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Actors Simon Helberg (L) and Jocelyn Towne made a red carpet statement of a different kind as they shared their reaction to Donald Trump's controversial Muslim ban AFP/Getty Images

Actors Simon Helberg (L) and Jocelyn Towne took their personal protest to the red carpet with The Big BangTheory star posing with a handwritten sign that said 'Refugees Welcome.' Towne too, made her feelings about the issue known, emblazoning her decollotage with the words 'Let Them In'.

Star of all-singing-all-dancing love story La La Land, Ryan Gosling will battle it out with Casey Affleck, Andrew Garfield and Denzel Washington for the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.

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Viola Davis kept it simple in a fitted white gown AFP/Getty Images

Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman,Emma Stone and Meryl Streep are in contention for the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

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Millie Bobby Brown is up for a TV award AFP/Getty Images

The stars of the small screen are also celebrated at the industry awards with The Big Bang Theory, Black-ish, Modern Family, Orange Is the New Black and Veep vying for the title of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

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(L-R) Stranger Things actors Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, and Gaten Matarazzo AFP/Getty Images

Meanwhile, British export Downton Abbey faces strong competiton from The Crown for the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Lily Tomlin will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, which will be presented by her 9 to 5 co-stars Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton.

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Anna Chlumsky wears an off-the-shoulder cerise gown at the SAG awards AFP/Getty Images

The event will also honour the famous names who we lost in 2016 in the In Memoriam section which includes Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond), Prince (Purple Rain), Gene Wilder (Blazing Saddles), Zsa Zsa Gabor (Moulin Rouge), Alan Thicke (Growing Pains), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Abe Vigoda (The Godfather), and Kenny Baker (Star Wars).

Full List of Nominees

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Captain Fantastic

Fences

Hidden Figures

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Amy Adams, Arrival

Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Captain America: Civil War

Doctor Strange

Hacksaw Ridge

Jason Bourne

Nocturnal Animals

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

Westworld

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Black-ish

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

John Lithgow, The Crown

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Claire Foy, The Crown

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

John Turturro, The Night Of

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Game of Thrones

Marvel's Daredevil

Marvel's Luke Cage

The Walking Dead

Westworld

53rd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award

Lily Tomlin