Seth Rogen killed as the host of this year's Spirit Awards. Super funny. The crowd in the beachside tent seemed to enjoy it too. The sun was out, there were awards to be won, deals to be made, cigarettes to be smoked, and curse words to be uttered (it is the only show where a potty mouth is encouraged). It was great to see Shailene Woodley win for her role in The Descendents. She confessed backstage that for her next acting gig she "would like to do something dark. Something independent." She also used the word "stoked" ... often ... Well, you could hear the waves crashing outside. Then came Christopher Plummer. Been hanging out with him a lot lately (he's swept every award). After winning for Beginners,Plummer gave a shout out to the film's literal underdog, "I think our dog Cosmo was much more human than Uggie. Our dog had soul." It was lovely to see Michelle Williams relaxed. A few weeks earlier at the Golden Globes she was all nerves and I just wanted to give her a few pats on the back. She was far more carefree and comfortable amongst the Indie-set and spent loads of time signing autographs for fans lined up along the boardwalk. When she won for her role in My Week With Marilyn she mentioned that the first time she came to the Spirit Awards she was just wearing some old thing and had cut her own hair and that this go-round she had a better wardrobe. "The only thing I own now that I am wearing," she said, "is my dignity."
There was, naturally, an Official Presenter Gift Lounge set up which drew folks in for Wella Professionals products, New Balance shoes, AMC gift certs and Bratz dolls. Check out who popped in to pick up a box of Emergen-C
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