Shailene Woodley picked up the best supporting actress honor at the Independent Film Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday. Hear the rising star refer to her four months of filming The Descendants as the four months that shaped her "young adult life" in this excerpt from her acceptance speech, and be sure to tune in to the show for more.
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Michelle Williams picked up her first Independent Spirit award for her leading role in My Week With Marilyn. Hear her thank her fellow "dreamers" and "dropouts" and tune in to the rest of the show now!
Seth Rogen hosted the star-studded 2012 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica this afternoon. The Descendants's Shailene Woodley got the winning started when she picked up a statue for best supporting actress. Michelle Williams, who won for My Week With Marilyn and is also up for best actress at the Oscars, hung out with pal Busy Philipps inside the event and talked about prepping for the iconic role in the press room. The Artist was the big winner of the night, taking home four honors, including best picture and best actor for Jean Dujardin. Zac Efron joined the fun wearing Lanvin, while presenter Elizabeth Banks paused backstage for a photo op with Rashida Jones, and nominee Jessica Chastain chatted with Rosario Dawson. Check out the full list of 2012 Spirit Award winners and make sure to tune in right here on PopSugar for tomorrow's Oscars at 5:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. PST!
Michelle Williams took home her very first Spirit Award today for My Week With Marilyn. She was very excited about her statuette as she headed back to the press room to talk to reporters about her prep work for the film, and how she feels about her rise to fame.
On winning her first Spirit Award after being nominated four times: My friend said earlier, "You're like the Susan Lucci of the Independent Spirit Awards!"
On how she prepared to play Marilyn: You have to put the idea of her as an icon out of your mind, you have to think of her as a girl, as an ordinary girl, which is how she wanted people to think of her ultimately.
On how she approached the role: I took my time, you watch all the movies, you read all the books, you go on YouTube. You become a really good student.
On how far she's come since growing up in Montana: I just do some work. I just keep my head down, which is actually a very Montana attitude. There's this Quaker thing that I like, "Eyes to the ground and heart to the sky." I just keep focused.
On her favorite quote from the script: I do have one but I don't want to tell you what it is!
Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z took their baby daughter out for lunch in NYC today! Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and little Blue Ivy Carter went out for a meal at Sant Ambroeus. It was the first time baby Blue Ivy has been photographed outside of her parents' house. The first Blue Ivy Carter pictures were released earlier this month, showing the infant at home hanging out with her parents. Blue Ivy is already a month and a half old. She entered the world on Jan. 7, and both Jay-Z and Beyoncé stuck close to their apartment in the following weeks. Now, though, Jay-Z's back in the spotlight, having performed two shows at NYC's Carnegie Hall and stepping out last week to do lunch with his new protegée Rita Ora.
The purple carpet at this afternoon's Independent Spirit Awards in LA was star-studded. Celebs gathered to honor the year's best in independent movie-making, just one day before the culmination of award season at the Oscars — make sure to come back to PopSugar tomorrow to see our live report from the Academy Awards at 5:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. PST!
Many of the ladies chose simple outfits for today's event. Michelle Williams went with a Louis Vuitton shorts suit, while Jessica Chastain, nominated for her work in Take Shelter, wore a similar Armani dress. Elizabeth Olsen wore white Antonio Berardi, and Kirsten Dunst, representing Melancholia, wore a Dolce & Gabbana LBD with a white blazer. Shailene Woodley, an early winner, went casual in jeans and a patterned top.
Others like Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks opted for colorful prints. Zoe Saldana showed leg in a floral Balmain dress, while Busy Philipps was retro in baby blue and Kate Beckinsale rocked a jumpsuit. Many handsome men also showed their faces, including Zac Efron, Matthew Bomer, and Chris Pine. Ian Somerhalder and Alexander Skarsgard also suited up to pose for photos. Stay tuned to find out who the big winners were!
Oscar veterans George Clooney and Meryl Streep have each won at different Academy Awards shows over the years, while Brad Pitt and Michelle Williams are both hoping to take home their first trophies this Sunday. But despite their statue scorecards, none of these stars is new to the Oscar game. Take a fun look at this year's nominees back then and now! And as the big event gets closer, we're once again teaming up with UStream to bring you ALL the action. Watch all of the Academy Awards red carpet LIVE right here on PopSugar Network starting at 5:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. PST, and make sure to follow PopSugar and The Academy on Twitter.
Elizabeth Olsen hit the purple carpet at this afternoon's Independent Spirit Awards in LA. She's made the award show rounds so far this year on behalf of her breakout role in Martha Marcy May Marlene. Elizabeth is up for the best female lead honor at today's ceremony, which will be hosted by Seth Rogen. Her movie is also up for best first feature for director Sean Durkin. We'll see if Elizabeth takes home a big honor today — and make sure to tell us what you think of her white dress from designer Antonio Berardi!
Michelle Williams, in a Louis Vuitton shorts suit, had her BFF Busy Philipps by her side for this afternoon's Independent Spirit Awards in LA. Busy has been by Michelle's side on red carpets throughout this award season, including at the SAG Awards and Golden Globes. Michelle's in the running to take home a best actress statue today, as well as at tomorrow's Oscars. Her work in My Week With Marilyn has earned all sorts of acclaim, and tomorrow will be the final event in a busy two months. We'll be LIVE on the Academy Awards red carpet, so come back to PopSugar tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. PST to see all the action.