Perhaps as a testament to the ceremony's name, the stars showed up at last night's Independent Spirit Awards wearing everything from ball gowns to blue jeans.

Maggie Gyllenhaal went a bit formal, while her husband, Peter Sarsgaard, dressed down a bit by going sans-tie.


Colin Firth ditched the tie, as well.


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Olivia Wilde's gold ball gown was perhaps the fanciest frock of the night.


Though Laura Dern's long black gown was fairly glamorous as well.


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I'm a bit torn on Carey Mulligan's dress. What do you think?


Mia Wasikowska's get-up is young and fun and one of the many metallics seen on the carpet last night.


Maria Bello goes gold...


...while Helen Mirren, seen here with her husband, Taylor Hackford, opts for a silvery shimmer.


Jodie Foster's black blazer/blue jeans combo was a popular choice for the show...


As seen here on Emile Hirsch...


And here on Eddie Izzard.


And Jemaine Clement's jacket is similar to Jodie's, as well.


Dave Grohl exercised his right as a rock star to wear scuffed shoes on the red carpet.


Adrian Brody opted for leather gloves...


While Jeff Bridges went with a leather jacket.


Roger Ebert, shown here with his wife, Chaz, and his stepdaughter Sonya, received a standing ovation at the ceremony.


Mena Suvari takes a slightly gothy approach...


...and Taraji P. Henson shows a little leg.


Alan Cumming decided to strike a pose...


Though nobody strikes a pose quite like Johnny Weir, you know?


But Precious was the big winner of the evening, taking home 5 awards, including one for Mo'Nique.


And one for Gabby Sidibe, who joked after the show that her next film project would be "world domination."

Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious" Dominate Independent Spirit Awards [Pop Eater]

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