Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

The Independent Spirit Awards are sort like the alt-prom to the Oscars: The so-called "indie" crowd — plus mainstream celebs posing as hipsters for the evening — turn out to honor work that is supposedly not part of the Hollywood machine. As an added punch, ELLE sponsored the event, and I wonder: did the magazine also issue a dress code of mostly black and white? Even my beloved Cate Blanchett, left, seemed in less than top form: Her black and brown combo seems comfy enough, given she is pregnant, but her shoes made my heart scream, "Noooooooooooo." The full Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Independent Spirit Awards, after the jump.

The Good:

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Justine Bateman: Looking good, looking like herself.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Kate Beckinsale: Looks white hot.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Patricia Clarkson: Love her.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Allison Janney

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: She's still pregnant, they're still attractive.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

In black, Sienna Miller looks chic.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Ellen Page: Still sticking to her guns.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Jada Pinkett Smith: Still looking chic.


The Bad:

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Is Maria Bello going into surgery?

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Diablo Cody: Stop trying so hard. And so unsuccessfully.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Ricki Lake: Prefer her in tighter fitting looks — she looks lost in this.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Elizabeth Reaser looks like she got dressed from Forever21.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Keri Russell: Wearing her Waitress costume?

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Emmanuelle Seigner is definitely independent. And definitely spirited. But I'm just not sure if it all works together. Major points for being hot and French, though.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Wei Tang

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Agggggghhhhh Aisha Tayler looks rough. And what's with the boots? Oy.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Love Kerry Washington's skirt; hate her shiny yellow turtleneck.


The Ugly:

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

I'm beginning to suspect that Molly Sims is incapable of making a good wardrobe choice.

Independent Spirit Awards Attendees Stuck To B&W

Ileana Douglas: Would have been better off in black and white.