The Spirit Awards is held by the beach in a white tent so the atmosphere is way more laid back than the big awards show of today. The red carpet reflects this as the people who have been working the awards circuit for the past couple of months can ditch traditional fancy pants frocks and can try something a little different. It’s one of my favorite red carpets for this reason and this year did not disappoint with bold color and pattern being the big trend.
Starting with the guys and Michael B. Jordan shakes things up pairing a cream Dolce & Gabbana with a fun printed button-down shirt and no tie. This is the perfect attire for this afternoon event by the ocean and Jordan shows once again what a snappy dresser he is.
Jordan’s co-star from Fruitvale Station Melonie Diaz is wearing a Preen dress with an amazing zigzag geometric print that I am mesmerized by; it reminds me of an abstract art print. The bracelet is a nice touch that doesn’t seem too overwhelmed by the dress and the dash of pink lipstick also adds to this look.
I’m pretty much head over heels for this orange Narciso Rodriguez shift dress so I’m going to ignore how much I dislike the nude shoes Greta Gerwig is sporting. I get wearing something that doesn’t detract from the frock, but not these shoes. Anyway, I love the dress and Gerwig looks amazing. As Cate Blanchett pointed out I also don’t understand how Gerwig wasn’t nominated for her performance in Frances Ha.
Oh Kathryn Hahn, you bring me so much joy whenever you pop up on Parks and Recreation, your turn on Girls is part of Jessa’s best storyline and this Bibhu Mohapatra lime and navy brocade dress is stunning. The blue belt brings it all together and the side sweep hair is working like a charm. As is the bold pink lip color which I am always partial to.
The most anticipated red carpet arrival tonight is going to be Lupita Nyong’o as she has been the undisputed style queen of awards season and this is another winning look. While I’m not normally a huge fan of playsuits, Lupita is doing wonders for this Stella McCartney metallic one, so I can put my usual animosity for this outfit type to one side.
Another fabulous Preen gown and while it doesn’t have the same wow factor as Diaz’s geometric affair, Aubrey Plaza looks wonderful in this ’50s style silhouette and the dash of orange piping and belting really sets this off. The orange zebra-print pumps are a far cry from most of the heels on this red carpet and they’re wonderful.
More bold color and pattern from another one of the most anticipated red carpet arrivals tonight and that is Cate Blanchett as she tends to wear gowns that could double for a work of art. This is no different and this Roksanda Ilincic dress is another hit for her. The gold belting is bang on trend and the color blocking of this dress combined with the blue flower gives it an elegant, but playful twist.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Best Feature: 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Best Documentary: Morgan Neville, 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Female: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Male: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
John Cassavetes Award: This Is Martin Bonner
Best International Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color
Robert Altman Award: Mud
First Feature: Fruitvale Station
First Screenplay: Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Piaget Producers Award: Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston
Best Editing: Nat Sanders, Short Term 12