Jennifer Garner showcases post-baby body in nude dress at CinemaCon (Poll)
Jennifer Garner showcased her post-pregnancy figure in a nude, loose-fitting, lace Dolce & Gabbana mini-dress at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' CinemaCon 2012 event in Las Vegas, almost two months after giving birth to her and husband Ben Affleck's third child and first son.
Garner, who turned 40 earlier this month, completed the look with Nicholas Kirkwood peeptoe heels and David Web jewelry. She is promoting her new film, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," which is set for release on August 15.
The actress tends to stay out of the spotlight and this marks her first major public appearance since her and Affleck's son, Samuel, was born on February 27. She and Affleck are also parents to daughters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3.
The National Association of Theatre Owners convention takes place at Caesar's Palace. It began on Monday and runs through Thursday, April 26. That day, Garner is set to be presented with the "CinemaCon Female Star of the Year" Award.
The actress rose to fame playing a secret agent in the spy series "Alias" and has also appeared in movies such as "Dude, Where's My Car?" with Ashton Kutcher and "13 Going on 30" with "Avengers" star Mark Ruffalo.
"Jennifer Garner has conquered both small and big screens alike with her stunning and captivating performances," The convention's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser, said in a statement. "She can epitomize the all-American girl, but can also pack the punch of a tough action hero. Her versatility and remarkable ability to entertain audiences of all ages is impressive, and we could not be more excited to honor her with the 'CinemaCon Female Star of the Year' Award."
In "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," Garner and Joel Edgerton play a married couple that is unable to conceive. They write down what they want their ideal child to be like on pieces of paper, store them in a box and bury it in their garden. The next day, a young boy named Timothy, played by CJ Adams, shows up on their doorstep.
The movie is based on a story by Ahmed Zappa, who has worked with Walt Disney, the film's studio, for years.
Others stars are also set to receive honors at CinemaCon. Jeremy Renner, an Oscar nominee who stars with Ruffalo in "The Avengers," which is co-produced by Disney, was named the "Male Star of the Year." Sylvester Stallone will receive the "Career Achievement Award.
Anna Faris was named "Comedy Star of Year." Taylor Kitsch, who starred in Disney's "John Carter," was named the "Male Star of Tomorrow."
Director Judd Apatow will receive the "Award of Excellence in Filmmaking," while Michelle Pfeiffer will be given the "2012 Cinema Icon Award." Charlize Theron will receive the "Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film" Award.
Dwayne Johnson, who can be seen in the upcoming "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" film, will receive the "Action Star of the Year" Award.
Josh Hutcherson, who co-starred with Johnson in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," and recently appeared in the hit blockbuster "The Hunger Games," will receive the "CinemaCon Breakthrough Performer of the Year" Award.
Chloe Grace Moretz, who starred in "Hugo" and was cast in a Beach Boys biopic, will receive the "Female Star of Tomorrow" Award.