Mandatory Credit: Photo by Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5822225r)Renee ZellwegerHollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet, Cocktail Reception, Los Angeles, USA - 04 Aug 2016
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Renée Zellweger returned to the spotlight Thursday night in L.A. for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association banquet, which this year drew stars as major as Jamie Lee Curtis, Gina Rodriguez, and Emma Stone.

So what was the 47-year-old Bridget Jones’s Diary star on hand for? At the glitzy event, Zellweger took the stage to accept grants for organizations that all support children in need. She delivered a speech and happily honored the philanthropic work of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Lollipop Theater Network, among others. “I’m here tonight to accept HFPA grants in respect to several and worthwhile causes. In each case, all involve children,” she told guests inside of the affair.

Naturally, the actress glowed in a simple and silky black sleeveless cocktail dress that showcased her natural beauty look and matching, pulled-back tousled locks. Following Zellweger’s rousing speech, Stone paced up the steps to also accept a grant of her own, telling the crowd she was “very happy” to see Zellweger.

We couldn’t agree more, Emma.

—with reporting by Brandi Fowler