Ed Westwick and Rumer Willis pick up awards at Young Hollywood ceremony

Ed Westwick and Rumer Willis pick up awards at Young Hollywood ceremony

The gorgeous Hertfordshire-born star saw off competition from American rivals to win a breakthrough award at the Los Angeles ceremony
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Since landing his role as high school lothario Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl last year, British actor Ed Westwick has gained an army of fans. And this week the handsome star's work on the show was recognised by his peers when he was presented with a breakthrough male trophy at a 'young Hollywood' awards ceremony.

The Hertfordshire-born talent was just one of the bright young Tinseltowners recognised at the Los Angeles event. Rumer Willis, currently appearing on American screens opposite Anjelica Huston in Medium, was also called to the stage to accept the breakthrough female award.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter, fresh and funky in a strapless dress with ruffle skirt, was cheered on by her All My Sons actor boyfriend Mica Alberti as she picked up the gong.

Israeli model Bar Refaeli, on glowing form in in a one-shoulder, Notte by Marchesa mini dress with large flower detail on the bodice, was named Hollywood crossover. The gorgeous 24-year-old has done some presenting work this year for MTV and is to make her big screen debut in thriller Session in 2010.

Guests at the annual awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of Hollywood's new generation of film, TV and music stars, included 90210 bombshell AnnaLynne McCord and flame-haired The Wrestler actress Evan Rachel Wood. The 21-year-old cut a stunning figure in black and silver Gucci with black feathered detail on the shoulders, a wide belt, and vertiginous platforms by former Versace designer Brian Atwood.

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