The Independent Spirit Awards is sort of like the bachelor party to the Oscars.
It takes place the day before the Oscars under a big white tent on the beach in Santa Monica. It's much more casual with an edgy vibe.
This year, the sun was shining while some stars did a little drinking, courtesy of Jameson whiskey, starting the celebrating as early as 10 a.m.
Of course you can check out all the winners here. But why not raise a glass to toast five things you won't see when the awards show airs on IFC?
The Help: Speaking of drinking, after writer Derek Connolly gives a boozy acceptance speech when he wins Best First Screenplay for Safety Not Guaranteed, he returns to his table, but then friends give him an assist as he wobbles out of the tent.
Beastly Mistake: Kyle MacLachlan and Fred Armisen are announced to present Best Supporting Female. Oops, that was wrong, because Quvenzhane Wallis comes to present a clip from her movie Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Lip Service: After Matthew McConaughey wins Best Supporting Male and does press, he walks back to his table as Helen Hunt accepts award for Best Supporting Female. Matty's wifey Camilla gives the Magic Mike hottie a big kiss while a friend gives him a high five.
Bag Lady: Nina Dobrev (looking so hot in a gold and white Michael Kors shorts ensemble!) stops by the gifting lounge for some goodies before taking off for home. She walks away with Fashion Forms lingerie, a GKhair On-the-Go Gift Collection and a vacation—yes, a vacation—to Cayo Espanto in Belize from Caribbean Living magazine. Not to mention a one-year supply of Yoplait Greek yogurt. (Do-Gooder Alert! Mattel made a donation to Film Independent on behalf of each celeb who visited the lounge.)
Step Up: Zoe Saldana (in a Dolce & Gabbana dress and Piaget jewels) makes fans waiting near valet very happy when she ditches her Casadei heels and runs over to them to sign autographs.