Tribeca Film Festival’s L.A. Reception Draws Malin Akerman, Kate Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, and More

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Sharon Osbourne with son Jack

Hollywood took a bite out of the Big Apple on March 21 at the L.A. reception for the Tribeca Film Festival.

Guests including Malin Akerman, Anna Kendrick, Sharon Osbourne, and Kate Walsh gathered at the art deco-themed W hotel, where they toasted cutting-edge cinema before focusing the spotlight on fashion.

Akerman—whose film The Bang Bang Club is part of the festival—tells FashionEtc that when it comes to style icons, she favors fearless females. “I love women like Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, who kind of go out on a limb and do their own thing,” she says. “I find it very inspiring and it allows you to do what you want to do.”

The former model can relate to such daring dames. “I’ve defiantly been on the worst-dressed list before, where people go, ‘That’s too weird or crazy,’" says Akerman, who played it safe in a black top and dark denim jeans. “But I’ve never regretted anything I’ve worn. I think it’s all pretty cool.”

While Osbourne may sometimes dress like the godmother of goth, she is inspired by demure designer Victoria Beckham. “She wears things extremely well,” The Talk co-host, who admits she never leaves home without her Tweezerman, tells FashionEtc. “That’s one thing about Victoria, everything looks great on her.”

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Malin Akerman and Kate Walsh at the Tribeca Film Festival reception in Los Angeles.

For her part, Walsh, wearing a sexy black Stella McCartney skirt and sheer top that revealed a black bra, is a fan of Beckham’s pal Katie Holmes. “I really like what she’s doing,” she tells FashionEtc of the Holmes & Yang designer.

As for the criticism over Walsh’s recent remarks to More magazine that she felt like a “loser” because she is 43, single, and doesn’t yet have a little Suri of her own, the Private Practice star insists she shouldn’t be taken seriously.

“I’m Irish-Italian, it’s self-deprecating, that’s what we do,” she says. “It’s how we talk. It’s better than saying, ‘I’m winning,’ I guess. [laughs] I feel like a loser after I eat too many cheeseburgers too!”

Reporting by Amy Webber