Saturday, 25 February 2017

Kate Beckinsale, Kerry Washington, and Naomie Harris lead glam parade on 2017 Independent Spirit Awards red carpet

Who needs The Oscars? Kate Beckinsale, Kerry Washington, and Naomie Harris lead glam parade on 2017 Independent Spirit Awards red carpet

It is the eve of The Oscars. 
But Naomie Harris and Ruth Negga didn't save all the glitz and the glamour for Hollywood's biggest night.
The two gorgeous stars led the parade of A-listers on the red carpet of the 32nd Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on Saturday.
Stunners: Kate Beckinsale (left), Kerry Washington (center), and Naomie Harris (right) led the parade of A-listers on the red carpet of the 32nd Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on Saturday
Stunners: Kate Beckinsale (left), Kerry Washington (center), and Naomie Harris (right) led the parade of A-listers on the red carpet of the 32nd Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on Saturday
Stunners: Kate Beckinsale (left), Kerry Washington (center), and Naomie Harris (right) led the parade of A-listers on the red carpet of the 32nd Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on Saturday
Stunners: Kate Beckinsale (left), Kerry Washington (center), and Naomie Harris (right) led the parade of A-listers on the red carpet of the 32nd Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on Saturday
The gala - which takes place in a seaside tent - is dedicated specifically to independent filmmakers to celebrate the year in cinema.
Naomie, 40, showed off her fantastic figure in a pink, blue, and purple patterned mini dress featuring a lacy black detailing at the hemline.
She showed off her mile-high long legs in the short number which she finished off with a pair of black and white heels and dangling earrings.
Her brunette tresses were worn down flowing over her shoulders as she let her natural looks show with minimal make-up.
Wow factor: Naomie, 40, showed off her fantastic figure in a pink, blue, and purple patterned mini dress featuring a lacy black detailing at the hemline
Wow factor: Naomie, 40, showed off her fantastic figure in a pink, blue, and purple patterned mini dress featuring a lacy black detailing at the hemline


Wow factor: The dress had slits down the side which gave a peek at her toned torso and even a bit of sideboob
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Wow factor: The dress had slits down the side which gave a peek at her toned torso and even a bit of sideboob
Wow factor: The dress had slits down the side which gave a peek at her toned torso and even a bit of sideboob
Gorgeous: She showed off her mile-high long legs in the short number which she finished off with a pair of black and white heels and dangling earrings
Gorgeous: She showed off her mile-high long legs in the short number which she finished off with a pair of black and white heels and dangling earrings
Owning it: Her brunette tresses were worn down flowing over her shoulders as she let her natural looks show with minimal make-up
Owning it: Her brunette tresses were worn down flowing over her shoulders as she let her natural looks show with minimal make-up
Flower power: Ruth, 35, rocked an interesting midi featuring a golden skirting with flowers embroidered all over it as the top of the dress was black and had puffed-out sleeves
Flower power: Ruth, 35, rocked an interesting midi featuring a golden skirting with flowers embroidered all over it as the top of the dress was black and had puffed-out sleeves
Flower power: Ruth, 35, rocked an interesting midi featuring a golden skirting with flowers embroidered all over it as the top of the dress was black and had puffed-out sleeves
Dynamic  duo: She was joined by Colin Firth on the blue carpet
Dynamic  duo: She was joined by Colin Firth on the blue carpet
Ruth, 35, rocked an interesting midi featuring a golden skirting with flowers embroidered all over it as the top of the dress was black and had puffed-out sleeves.
Her curly locks were elegantly disheveled as her make-up was highlighted by blue eyeshadow and shiny pink lip. 
One notable person missing in action was Natalie Portman, who is nominated for Best Actress for her work on Jackie, as will be unable to attend tonight's event as well as The Oscars.
Rocker chic: Actress Rosanna Arquette dazzled at the event 
Rocker chic: Actress Rosanna Arquette dazzled at the event 
Looking good: The 57-year-old actress sported a black leather biker jacket, sequined flared trousers and studded black leather booties
Looking good: The 57-year-old actress sported a black leather biker jacket, sequined flared trousers and studded black leather booties
Looking good: The 57-year-old actress sported a black leather biker jacket, sequined flared trousers and studded black leather booties 
Taking the plunge: Danielle Brooks was an eye-popping sight in a low-cut  black jumpsuit
Taking the plunge: Danielle Brooks was an eye-popping sight in a low-cut  black jumpsuit
'Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards,' the heavily pregnant star told the Hollywood Reporter
'I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most beautiful of weekends.' 
Despite the A-lister missing from the red carpet, no doubt it is shaping up to be an important night as the biggest award of the night - Best-Feature - is seen as a good predictor for who will take Best Picture home at the Academy Awards as the last three winners have done so.
Handsome: Terrence Howard sported a grey blazer with black skinny trousers
Handsome: Terrence Howard sported a grey blazer with black skinny trousers
Just us: The 47-year-old actor was joined by his ex-wife Miranda Pak
Just us: The 47-year-old actor was joined by his ex-wife Miranda Pak
Pretty: Amanda Peet looked great in a black flowy midi
Pretty: Amanda Peet looked great in a black flowy midi
Pretty: Amanda Peet looked great in a black flowy midi
Thank you, come again: She was joined by Hank Azaria on the blue carpet
Thank you, come again: She was joined by Hank Azaria on the blue carpet
However this may not happen this year as Oscar-favorite La La Land was too big a production to be considered an independent project with a $30 million budget. 
The leading contender on this night is Berry Jenkins flick Moonlight and Andrea Arnold's American Honey as they are both up for six nods.
Moonlight has already came into the night a winner as the film was announced as the winner of the Robert Altman Award before the festivities.
No doubt the coming of age flick is hoping to recreate that success the following night as it is up for eight Oscars.
The Indpendent Spirit Awards airs at 5pm EST/ 2pm PST on IFC.
Gorgeous in green: Bitsie Tulloch wore a sheer jade mini
Gorgeous in green: Bitsie Tulloch wore a sheer jade mini
Gorgeous in green: Bitsie Tulloch wore a sheer jade mini 
Golden girl: Alizee Galard surely turned heads at the event 
Golden girl: Alizee Galard surely turned heads at the event 
They got the memo:  Lily Gladstone (left) and  Edwina Findley wore patterns much like many others at the gala
They got the memo:  Lily Gladstone (left) and  Edwina Findley wore patterns much like many others at the gala
They got the memo: Lily Gladstone (left) and  Edwina Findley wore patterns much like many others at the gala 
Hanging out: Tim Roth was joined by Nikki Butler
Hanging out: Tim Roth was joined by Nikki Butler
Dark side: Trace Lysette (left) and Kiersey Clemmons rocked black numbers
Dark side: Trace Lysette (left) and Kiersey Clemmons rocked black numbers
Dark side: Trace Lysette (left) and Kiersey Clemmons rocked black numbers
Hosts with the most: John Mulaney (left) and Nick Kroll looked dapper as they will be hosting the event 
Hosts with the most: John Mulaney (left) and Nick Kroll looked dapper as they will be hosting the event 
Dapper: Bob Saget (left) and Colin Forth looked handsome in their eveningwear
Dapper: Bob Saget (left) and Colin Forth looked handsome in their eveningwear
Dapper: Bob Saget (left) and Colin Firth looked handsome in their eveningwear

2017 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

Best Feature:
American Honey
Chronic
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Best Director:
Andrea Arnold, American Honey
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Pablo Larraín, Jackie
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women
Best First Feature:
The Childhood of a Leader
The Fits
Other People
Swiss Army Man
The Witch
Best Female Lead:
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Best Male Lead:
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
David Harewood, Free In Deed
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons, Other People
Tim Roth, Chronic
Best Supporting Female:
Edwina Findley, Free In Deed
Paulina García, Little Men
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Riley Keough, American Honey
Molly Shannon, Other People
Best Supporting Male:
Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
Craig Robinson, Morris from America
Best Screenplay:
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (story by Tarell Alvin McCraney)
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Little Men
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Best First Screenplay:
Robert Eggers, The Witch
Chris Kelly, Other People
Adam Mansbach, Barry
Stella Meghie, Jean of the Joneses
Craig Shilowich, Christine
Best Cinematography:
Ava Berkofsky, Free In Deed
Lol Crawley, The Childhood of a Leader
Zach Kuperstein, The Eyes of My Mother
James Laxton, Moonlight
Robbie Ryan, American Honey
Best Editing:
Matthew Hannam, Swiss Army Man
Jennifer Lame, Manchester by the Sea
Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders, Moonlight
Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water
Sebastián Sepúlveda, Jackie
John Cassavetes Award:
Free In Deed
Hunter Gatherer
Lovesong
Nakom
Spa Night
Robert Altman Award:
American Honey
Morris from America
Best Documentary:
13th
Cameraperson
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Sonita
Under the Sun
Best International Film:
Aquarius (Brazil)
Chevalier (Greece)
My Golden Days (France)
Toni Erdmann (Germany and Romania)
Under the Shadow (Iran and U.K.)
Piaget Producers Award:
Lisa Kjerulff
Jordana Mollick
Melody C. Roscher & Craig Shilowich
23rd Annual Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award:
Andrew Ahn, Spa Night
Claire Carré, Embers
Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits
Ingrid Jungermann, Women Who Kill
22nd Truer Than Fiction Award:
Kristi Jacobson, Solitary
Sara Jordenö, Kiki
Nanfu Wang, Hooligan Sparrow


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Photos: Naomie Harris speaks on stage as she joins BUILD for a live interview at their London studio at AOL

Naomie Harris speaks on stage as she joins BUILD for a live interview at their London studio at AOL London on February 13, 2017 in London, England.