"We had so much fun!" Bryce Dallas Howard said of the night out with her father Ron Howard
The father-daughter duo were together on Sunday at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, where the the Vanity Fair 2020 Oscar Party was being held.
Posing together while on the red carpet, Ron, 65, and Bryce, 38, were all smiles.
The Oscar-winning director kept it classic in a black tuxedo, white shirt, and black tie.
As for Bryce, she wore a black Elie Saab top and skirt with lace sleeves and a blunging neckline. The Jurassic World actress accessorized her look with Jennifer Behr earrings and Gianvito Rossi shoes.
“We had so much fun!” Bryce wrote on Instagram, captioning a gallery of photos of her and her father. “Thank you @vanityfair for hosting a phenomenal viewing party, and congratulations to all the nominees and winners!!!”
Late last year, Bryce followed into the footsteps of her famous father, completing her feature directorial debut with Dads — a documentary explore contemporary fatherhood.
Ron participated in the documentary, though he wasn’t so eager to take part.
“My dad straight up when I first pitched this, he was like, ‘Not with our family.’ When it came to telling a version of my family story — that was something that my dad wasn’t interested in,” Bryce recalled back in September to PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly in Toronto, where Dads had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
That meant Bryce had to go behind his back. “I went and I stole our home videos,” she continued. “I did! I didn’t tell him. My mom was very cool with it because it was very important to me that I got her consent.”
Eventually, Ron relented and agreed to participate in the documentary, alongside Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris and non-celebrity dads from all over the world.
Bryce is one of four kids Ron and his wife of 45 years Cheryl Howard share together.
She and her father have always been close, so much so that Bryce told PEOPLE TV in June 2018 that she and her husband Seth Gabel have modeling their parenting style after Ron’s.
“You’re an excellent teacher and you’re really, really patient,” Bryce said, in a joint interview with Ron. “You were never one of those parents where if I had a question, you would rush through it. Or if I needed to figure something out, that you would just [blow me off[. You really would stop and take the time to explain things.”
“Both you and Seth are fantastic at that very thing,” Ron said. ‘I’ve often really admired that, because I think you think what I think, which is, kid asks a question, that’s really an opportunity. And you want to encourage that curiosity. Because we all know, curiosity is the key to so much in terms of just growing as a person; understanding yourself, understanding the world.”