A perfect preface to the Oscars, the Film Independent Spirit Awards honored many of the actors and actresses who should have been acknowledged by the Academy Awards, but weren’t. While Spotlight cleaned up big and Room, deservingly, took home the awards for Best Female Lead and Best First Screenplay, Beasts of No Nation and Tangerine finally got the recognition they deserve. Abraham Attah and Idris Elba took Best Male Lead and Best Supporting lead, respectively, and Mya Taylor became the first transgender actress to ever win a major film award. Talk about knowing how to do an awards show.
True to the show’s relaxed spirit, the blue (not red) carpet looks were similarly charming and offbeat. Think lots of whimsical embroideries, quirky construction, and the awards show outfit of our dreams: Iranian-American film director Ana Lily Amirpour’s full-length tiger tee, with polka dot socks and running shoes. Click through to see the looks that killed it on the blue carpet. We’re calling it the Anti-Oscars Best Dressed List. It’s just enough awards season style to keep us interested until tonight.