Cynthia Erivo brought a bit of edge to Beverly Hills on Sunday night, as she stunned with spikes at the Hollywood Film Awards The British actress was awarded the accolade for Best Breakout Actress for her stunning performance as slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet Collecting her prize, all eyes were on the star, who mixed pretty with punk on the red carpet in a gorgeous floor length Versace gown which fit her like a glove Featuring a racy thigh high split and unique curved neckline, the gown definitely had its funky elements, but it was Cynthia’s impressive accessories that brought he look to life Going for gold, the 32-year-old actress sported a range of jewellery, including chunky rings, large earrings and studded bracelets However, all eyes were on Cynthia’s hair, where her signature buzzcut was dyed a gorgeous pale blue and addressed with an arty mohican made of three gold spikes What kind of witchcraft was used to attach these, we’re not sure, but we’re obsessed with them And it seems Cynthia was equally as impressed with her own look, writing on Instagram: ‘Tonight I got to be a bombshell with edge, a spiked slicked short blue/lilac cut, with the eyes of Cleopatra Moral of the story? Be anything and everything you want to be.’ Yes girl! She continued: ‘Tonight at the Hollywood film award was the first award for my acting in film Best Breakout Actress. I’m over the moon. Harriet is out, keep seeing her then go make more of her!!’ The actress has received critical acclaim for her performance in the biopic, but initially found herself amid controversy from US fans who were upset that an African-American hadn’t been cast to play the role Speaking about the backlash, Cynthia told Metro.co.uk: ‘At first I was hurt because I’m human ‘But I understand where it’s coming from because I feel like it’s coming from a lack – we don’t get roles like this very often, roles like this don’t come along as often as they should, I’m hoping they’ll start to come along more often now ’ ‘There should be loads of stories told about Harriet. I’m hoping that one, people give it the benefit of the doubt and see the film and trust that I can do the job and do the work I’m supposed to do ’ Harriet is released in UK cinemas on Friday 22 November.