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The stars were gathered to celebrate the valuable work of art and entertainment journalists.

Ann-Margret looked decades younger than her 78 years as she arrived at the Los Angeles Press Club's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Sunday in LA.

The Swedish-born actress was joined on the red carpet by activist and #MeToo originator Tarana Burke, 46, and actor Danny Trejo, 75, among others. 

Youthful: Ann-Margret looked decades younger than her 78 years as she arrived at the Los Angeles Press Club's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Sunday in LA

Youthful: Ann-Margret looked decades younger than her 78 years as she arrived at the Los Angeles Press Club's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Sunday in LA

Ann-Margret (full name: Ann-Margret Olsson) looked elegant in a black velvet dress covered in ornate stitching, which she paired with black leather gloves with jeweled cuffs.

She wore her red hair in a long bob and had on a pair of pink-tinted glasses. 

The ceremony was originally founded in 2008 as the National Entertainment Journalism Awards, and is open to any journalist covering the arts or entertainment topics in the US, even if they're based in other countries.

In addition to journalists, the ceremony also honors members of the entertainment industry who use 'their high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and importance,' according to the LA Press Club website.

Ann-Margret was this year's Legend Award honoree for her contributions to the industry and society.

Past honorees have included Carol Burnett, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Angela Lansbury, while Jane Fonda, Tippie Hedren, Quincy Jones, and Joe Mantegna are among the figures presented with other awards in previous years.

Back in black: Ann-Margret (full name: Ann-Margret Olsson) looked elegant in a black velvet dress covered in ornate stitching, which she paired with black leather gloves with jeweled cuffs

Back in black: Ann-Margret (full name: Ann-Margret Olsson) looked elegant in a black velvet dress covered in ornate stitching, which she paired with black leather gloves with jeweled cuffs

Hollywood legend: She was this year's Legend Award honoree for her contributions to the industry and society

legend: She was this year's Legend Award honoree for her contributions to the industry and society

Tarana departed from some of the evening's darker outfits with a deep purple dress with thick ruffled sleeves. 

She brightened the ensemble with a set of pale pink open-toe heels featuring thick bows.

The civil rights activist is best known for using the phrase 'Me Too' on social media going back to 2006.

The phrase later became the #MeToo movement, which went viral in 2017 following a wave of sexual abuse allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.

Tarana was honored at the ceremony with the Impact Award for Influential Contributions to Culture and Society.

The recently created honor has previously honored the late LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold and Jodi Cantor and Megan Twohey, who were the first to break news of Weinstein's predatory behavior.

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