Halle Berry stood out from the crowd in Pasadena, California at the NAACP Awards in a gorgeous Reem Acra gown, which took place on Martin Luther King Day.

The 51 year old actress celebrated her Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture nomination for her role in “Kidnap”. She lost out to Gifted’s Octavia Spencer. The strapless dress had completely sheer panels on the booty and all the way up the leg, which she paired with black peep-toe heels. She kept her hair, jewelry and makeup simple with a loose bun and black stud earrings.

Halle Berry also ran into Laverne Cox, the Orange is the New Black star at the event and brought her to tears. Cox shared the run-in on her Instagram account and admitted that she completely “fan-girled” after meeting Halle, who has been a huge inspiration to her for a long time. Berry stars in the movie “Kidnap”, where she plays a single mom. When her son is kidnapped from a playground, she follows the kidnapper’s getaway vehicle instead of waiting for the police. The NAACP Image Awards is presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and aims to celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music and literature.

Halle Berry talked about the significance of presenting the NAACP Image Awards on Martin Luther King Jr. day. “We need to take heed to his eloquent words: ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter,’” she said. “Today is an affirmation that we will never ever, ever, ever be silent again.”