Sharon Stone is overcome with emotion when she receives the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival

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Sharon Stone was overcome with emotion when she received the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival on Saturday evening.

The actress, 63, wiped away tears of joy as she was recognized for her accomplished film career.

She shone in a stunning strapless gold sequined dress which she paired with a sparkling little bag as she stepped out at the awards ceremony in Switzerland.

Big moment: Sharon Stone was overcome with emotion when she received the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival on Saturday evening

Sharon looked phenomenal in the sparkly dress that clung to her perfect figure as she made her way through the event.

The bomb posed with her arm in the air in a peace sign – showing off her muscular arms as she beamed towards onlookers as she descended the mat.

She caught the eye with her blonde hair cut into a chic bun and her ears adorned with chunky hoops.

The Zurich Film Festival aims to empower up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world.

Wow!  The actress shone in a stunning strapless dress with gold sequins that she teamed with a little sparkly bag when she arrived at the ceremony.

Wow! The actress shone in a stunning strapless dress with gold sequins that she teamed with a little sparkly bag when she arrived at the ceremony.

Beautiful appearance: Sharon looked phenomenal in the sparkly dress that clung to her perfect figure as she walked to the event

Beautiful appearance: Sharon looked phenomenal in the sparkly dress that clung to her perfect figure as she walked to the event

Sharon was making an appearance at the event after the tragic death of her young nephew, River, who died in August at the age of 11 months.

The actresses’ nephew, River, died last month after being found in his crib with total organ failure.

The star’s younger brother, Patrick Stone, and his wife Tasha, who are River’s parents, made the tragic announcement earlier this week via CORE, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

Glamorous affair: Zurich Film Festival aims to empower up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world

Glamorous affair: Zurich Film Festival aims to empower up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world

I lived it: Sharon made an appearance at the event after the tragic death of her young nephew, River, who died in August at the age of 11 months

I lived it: Sharon made an appearance at the event after the tragic death of her young nephew, River, who died in August at the age of 11 months

“He was our little prankster, our water baby, our little foodie,” the family said in a statement to the organization. “Now River has become a hero as well. In death, he made a far greater contribution to this world than most of us could ever hope for.

“And he proved that the shortest life can also be the most meaningful. As an organ donor, River saved three lives.

The family said “there will never be a day, an hour, a minute or even a second without our sweet baby missing.”

Sharon is the mother of three sons – Roan, 21, Laird, 16, and Quinn, 15.

Adorable: Sharon posted on Monday a memorial video of her late nephew on Eric Clapton's song Tears in Heaven with the caption

Adorable: Sharon posted on Monday a commemorative video of her late nephew on Eric Clapton’s song Tears in Heaven with the caption “River William Stone September 8, 2020 – August 30, 2021”

Sharon received the Golden Icon Award at the sparkling ceremony on Saturday night, the highest honor bestowed by the Zurich Film Festival.

The award was presented before the screening of Martin Scorsese’s classic thriller Casino, for which Sharon was nominated for an Oscar in 1996.

“Sharon Stone is a true icon of the seventh art,” festival artistic director Christian Jungen told The Hollywood Reporter.

Chuffed: Sharon received the Golden Icon Award at the 17th Zurich Film Festival - the industry's highest honor given by the event

Chuffed: Sharon received the Golden Icon Award at the 17th Zurich Film Festival – the industry’s highest honor given by the event

Long to come: The award was presented ahead of the screening of Martin Scorsese Casino's classic thriller, for which Sharon was nominated for an Oscar in 1996

Long to come: The award was presented ahead of the screening of Martin Scorsese Casino’s classic thriller, for which Sharon was nominated for an Oscar in 1996

“Sharon Stone is a true icon of the seventh art,” said festival artistic director Christian Jungens of the accomplished actress (pictured together at the award ceremony)

He continued: “She is a woman Hitchcock would have adored. Her distinguishing qualities include an irresistible charm, great human depth, the talent to play a whole range of roles and the ability to captivate an audience like no other.

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“In an era when cinema was dominated by men, she stood firm against sexism and in doing so became a major role model for many women in the film world.”

Sharon looked over the moon as she accepted the prize with a huge smile on her face.

Girl in Gold: Sharon looked over the moon as she accepted the prize with a huge smile on her face

Girl in Gold: Sharon looked over the moon as she accepted the prize with a huge smile on her face

On the moon: the actress proudly waved the award as she accepted it from the bottom of her heart

Excited: she laughed with joy at her success

On the moon: The actress proudly waved the award as she gave a heartfelt acceptance speech and laughed with glee at her achievement

The actress proudly held up the award as she gave a heartfelt acceptance speech and laughed with glee at her achievement.

“It is an honor to engage with the global community and celebrate the deep depth of our art. I am delighted to be recognized in this capacity, ”said Sharon of the award before the event.

The Golden Icon distinction has already been won by Juliette Binoche, Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“It is an honor to engage with the global community and celebrate the deep depth of our art.  I am delighted to be recognized in this capacity, ”said Sharon of the award

“It is an honor to engage with the global community and celebrate the deep depth of our art. I am delighted to be recognized in this capacity, ”said Sharon of the award

Good company: the Golden Icon distinction has already been won by Juliette Binoche, Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Good company: the Golden Icon distinction has already been won by Juliette Binoche, Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close and Arnold Schwarzenegger

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