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ESPY awards bring out the stars of Hollywood and sport

Famous faces from the worlds of sport and entertainment mingled at a glittering awards night in Los Angeles.

July 21, 2022
By Mike Bedigan
21 July 2022

Hollywood stars mingled with the biggest names in US sport on the red carpet of the 2022 ESPY awards.

Hannah Waddingham and John Boyega were among the British talent to attend the event in Los Angeles alongside athletes including Stephen Curry and Megan Rapinoe.

The annual ESPY awards honour the best in sports performances,  recognising both individual and team athletic achievement as well as other sports-related performances.

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Hannah Waddingham wore a floor length navy dress with a plunging neckline. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Among the guests was Ted Lasso star Waddingham, who plays AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton in the football-based comedy series.

She later presented the best championship performance award alongside American football player Odell Beckham Jr.

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John Boyega wore a blood red suit with an open white collar. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Star Wars actor Boyega presented an award alongside rapper Lil Wayne.

He also discussed the new trailer for his upcoming film Breaking with Variety, saying it had been “incredible” to work with the late Michael K Williams on the project.

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Alison Brie arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

GLOW star Alison Brie wore a partially see-through skirt and black top, with her midriff exposed and multi-coloured floral detailing.

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NBA champion Stephen Curry. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

NBA star Curry wore a simple white roll neck sweatshirt underneath a black suit by Bottega Veneta.

The basketballer hosted the event and made a lighthearted jab at fellow player LeBron James in his opening remarks.

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Actor Jon Hamm with partner Anna Osceola. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Jon Hamm, who recently starred alongside Tom Cruise and Miles Teller in Top Gun: Maverick, arrived in a standard tuxedo with partner Anna Osceola.

Osceola wore a strappy, black pencil dress which was decorated with bright red poppies.

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US women’s international footballer Megan Rapinoe. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Footballer Megan Rapinoe opted for high waisted black trousers and a cream blouse, with a diamond-patterned blazer.

Rapinoe was recently presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest accolade that can be awarded to a US citizen, by Joe Biden.

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Rapper Ciara on the red carpet at the ESPYS. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Music star Ciara wore a plunging black velvet evening gown with sparkling rhinestone chest pads and glittered lining.

The singer recently released a short music clip for her song Jump, which featured cameos from celebrities including Kim Kardashian, J Balvin and Dwayne Johnson.

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Marvel star Simu Liu wore a simple dark blue suit jacket and matching navy shirt (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Marvel star Simu Liu wore a simple dark blue suit jacket and matching navy shirt.

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Aubrey Plaza arrives at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Parks And Recreation star Aubrey Plaza opted for a slim, floor-length white dress, with silvery detail on the bodice and a matching clutch purse.

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Mickey Guyton on the red carpet at the ESPYS. (Jordan Strauss/AP)

US singer Mickey Guyton wore a high necked, flowing pink dress with puffed sleeves.

She was recently pictured at Super Bowl LVI with Prince Harry, who she described as “just lovely”.

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