Last night Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen hosted the Independent Spirit Awards. They kicked off the show with this spoof of Birdman. Bell puffs on cigarettes while Armisen ponders the meaningless of hosting a minor awards show.There's also a nice cameo by Bill Hader as Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Filmmaker John Waters attends the Official Presenter Gift Lounge at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Pier on February 25, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
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 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…