Celebrity Invasion

Hollywood heroes and rising stars light up sizzling Texas Film Awards

Hollywood heroes and rising stars light up sizzling Texas Film Awards

Austin Film Society Awards Amber Heard Johnny Depp
Amber Heard, Johnny Depp Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Film Society Awards Robert Rodriguez Richard Linklater
Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Jesse Garcia, Zane Holtz, Wilmer Valderrama Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Mac Davis Photo by Shelley Neuman
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David Gordon Green, Danny McBride Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Eiza González Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Film Society Awards Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Film Society Awards 2014 Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater, Austin Film Society executive director Rebecca Campbell Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Robert Rodriguez and From Dusk Till Dawn cast members. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Luke Wilson Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Film Society Awards Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Film Society Awards Amber Heard
Amber Heard Photo by Shelley Neuman
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DJ Mahealani Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Timeca Siretti, Tameca Jones Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Anna Garcia, Brittani Gipson Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Sara Grauerholz, Jessica Donoho Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Larissa Mori, Rob Tedman, Todd Sheridan Perry, Ben Cochran Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Sassy DeLure Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Cherie Louise Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Emma Tilda Love Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Money Chicha Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Ryan Boggus Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Heather Alden, Stephanie Perrone, Louisa Crosby Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Amanda Peters, Erica Mirehouse, Adriana McDonald Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Film Society Awards Amber Heard Johnny Depp
Austin Film Society Awards Robert Rodriguez Richard Linklater
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Austin Film Society Awards 2014 3460
Austin Film Society Awards 2014 3584
Austin Film Society Awards 2014 3632
Austin Film Society Awards Priscilla Presley
Austin Film Society Awards 2014 Richard Linklater
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Austin Film Society Awards Amber Heard
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Big-deal celebrities joined the silver screen's rising stars for the annual Texas Film Awards on March 6 in Austin. Presented by the Austin Film Society, the event serves as an unofficial kickoff to the SXSW Film Festival.

Actor and St. Mark's Luke Wilson acted as master of ceremonies for the prestigious awards program. He was joined on the red carpet by Texas filmmaking heroes Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater, as well as legends Johnny Depp and Priscilla Presley.

During the ceremony, Amber Heard, who recently starred in Machete Kills and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, was presented with the Rising Star Award. Lubbock native Mac Davis received the Soundtrack Award, while Rodriguez was honored with the Star of Texas Award (a timely delivery, given the premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series at SXSW on March 8).

After the Texas Film Awards, guests partied the night away at the debut of the Texas Party, a signature after-party event held at Austin Studios Stage 7. Entertainment was provided by Money Chicha and DJ Mahealani.