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.

The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

Colin Firth ditched the tie, as well.


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

Maria Bello goes gold...


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

As seen here on Emile Hirsch...


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

And here on Eddie Izzard.


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

Adrian Brody opted for leather gloves...


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

While Jeff Bridges went with a leather jacket.


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

Mena Suvari takes a slightly gothy approach...


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

Alan Cumming decided to strike a pose...


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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


The Stars Keep It Semi-Casual At The Independent Spirit Awards

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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