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Oprah Winfrey, Halle Bailey, and Ciara stunned at the premiere of ‘The Color Purple.’ Here are the 12 best photos.

Scott Sanders, Blitz Bazawule, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Colman Domingo at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Blitz Bazawule, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Colman Domingo at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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  • The US premiere of the new musical “The Color Purple” took place in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
  • The film’s stars including Colman Domingo, Ciara, H.E.R., and Halle Bailey walked the purple carpet.
  • The adaptation of Alice Walker’s seminal novel arrives in theaters on December 25.

Oprah Winfrey and some of Hollywood’s finest attended the Los Angeles premiere of “The Color Purple” on Wednesday.

Directed by Blitz Bazawule, the new take on the story is adapted from the successful stage musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the trials and triumphs of sisters Celie (Fantasia Barrino) and Nettie (Ciara), two young black girls born into poverty and segregation in America.

Ahead of its release in theaters in the US on December 25, check out the best photos from the purple carpet premiere.

Oprah Winfrey, who starred in the 1985 adaptation of “The Color Purple,” chose to wear a purple dress for the occasion.Oprah Winfrey at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Oprah Winfrey at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Winfrey was joined by Steven Spielberg, who directed her in the 1985 version of the film. Both are producers of the new adaptation.Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Alice Walker, the 79-year-old author whose Pulitzer Prize-winning novel serves as the movie’s inspiration, was also in attendance.Oprah Winfrey and Alice Walker arrive for the world premiere of "The Color Purple" at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, December 6, 2023.Oprah Winfrey and Alice Walker arrive for the world premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Winfrey also posed with Robyn Melrose McKee, the youngest star of “The Color Purple.”Oprah Winfrey and Robyn Melrose McKee at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Oprah Winfrey and Robyn Melrose McKee at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Ciara, who takes on the role of Nettie in the film, incorporated her growing baby bump into her red-carpet look.Ciara at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Ciara at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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In a sweet moment, her costar Taraji P. Henson leaned down to kiss her bump in front of the cameras.Ciara and Taraji P. Henson at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Ciara and Taraji P. Henson at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Henson donned a dramatic black and white dress for the evening.Taraji P. Henson at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Taraji P. Henson at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Meanwhile, H.E.R. opted for a purple gown.Gabriella Wilson (aka H.E.R.) attends the world premiere of "The Color Purple" at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, on December 6, 2023Gabriella Wilson (aka H.E.R.) at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Colman Domingo, who also appears in the film, cut a stylish figure in a tailored suit.Colman Domingo attends the world premiere of "The Color Purple" at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, December 6, 2023.Colman Domingo attends the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Fantasia Barrino, who makes her movie acting debut in the film, also opted for a tailored look.Fantasia Barrino attends the world premiere of "The Color Purple" at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, December 6, 2023.Fantasia Barrino attends the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Stars Corey Hawkins and Danielle Brooks were seen sharing a hug on the carpet with their friend and acting school classmate, Teyonah Parris. Corey Hawkins, Danielle Brooks and Teyonah Parris at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Corey Hawkins, Danielle Brooks, and Teyonah Parris at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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Halle Bailey, who plays a younger version of Ciara’s character, opted for a voluminous tiered red dress for the occasion.Halle Bailey at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.Halle Bailey at the premiere of “The Color Purple.”

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