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

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.

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


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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.


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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?


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


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Maria Bello goes gold...


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


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


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As seen here on Emile Hirsch...


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And here on Eddie Izzard.


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


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


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Adrian Brody opted for leather gloves...


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While Jeff Bridges went with a leather jacket.


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


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Mena Suvari takes a slightly gothy approach...


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


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Alan Cumming decided to strike a pose...


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


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


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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]

[All Images Via Getty.]

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DISCUSSION

theroo
Rooo sez BISH PLZ

*adores the Precious ladies*

Who else loves Jodie and Emile and Eddie (nice catch hortense!)?

Helen and Taylor!

Adrien and those gloves.

Ahem.

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

Judging from this and the BAFTA photo you got of her last week, I think she's trying too hard to be Chloe Sevigny.

Mena stole my shoes.