Wilmore's jokes received a frosty reaction inside the dinner, but viewers on social media had other thoughts.
This isn't the first time the actress has arrived in Washington with a fashion statement.
The "Saturday Night Live" comedian went after all the usual suspects.
The president took the stage for his annual roast.
VIDEO: President Obama toasts the White House Correspondents Association.
And teen actor Bailee Madison makes a friend on the Hill, then meets his 14-year-old son.
The annual symbol of the excess of correspondents weekend weighs only half as much as last year's -- but how much is it worth?
Here are some of the best White House Correspondents' Association dinner meet ups that we've seen posted.
The White House Correspondents' Association dinner has become more and more star studded and seemingly less nerdy.
'House of Cards,' 'Homeland' and 'The West Wing' have all had their time to shine.