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Look Inside the Spirit Awards 2019 with These Audience Shots!

There were a bunch of moments that happened at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards that you didn’t see on TV, but thankfully there are lots of photos that captured everything!

The awards show took place ahead of the Oscars on Saturday afternoon (February 23) in Santa Monica, Calif.

Aubrey Plaza hosted the event and the best in indie film for the past year was recognized. Dakota Johnson was seen hanging out with her friend Riley Keough, as well as cast members from her movie Suspiria. The whole ensemble was given a special award!

Armie Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers mingled with This Is UsSterling K. Brown and his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe throughout the afternoon.

Tilda Swinton caught up with friends Molly Shannon, Jon Hamm, and more.

FIJI Water was on hand to hydrate stars with exclusive tray-passed service on the red carpet while both FIJI Water & JNSQ Wine bottles decorated every table inside the ceremony.

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Jon Hamm, Laura Dern, & Viggo Mortensen Step Out for Spirit Awards 2019

Jon Hamm flashes a smile on the blue carpet as he steps out for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 23) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 47-year-old actor looked handsome in a gray suit and blue plaid shirt as he arrived at the show.

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Other stars at the event included Laura Dern, Viggo Mortensen, Javier Bardem, Ray Romano, and Mark Duplass.

You can check out the full list of winners at the Spirit Awards here!

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Taraji P. Henson Presents at Spirit Awards 2019, Skips Carpet

Taraji P. Henson is pretty in pink while posing backstage at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 23) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 48-year-old Empire actress skipped the carpet, but she made an appearance at the end of the show to present one of the final awards. It’s possible that she wanted to avoid questions about her co-star Jussie Smollett.

Taraji presented the award for Best Male Lead, which went to First Reformed‘s Ethan Hawke.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a custom neon pink bouclé-crepe one-shoulder ruffle gown from Michael Kors Collection.

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Gemma Chan & Tessa Thompson Go Glam for Spirit Awards 2019

Gemma Chan arrives in style for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 23) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 36-year-old Crazy Rich Asians actress donned a sparkling pink and gold dress as she was joined at the event by Tessa Thompson.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Gemma Chan

Other stars at the event included Molly Shannon and Aisha Tyler.

During the show, drag queen Shangela took to the stage as the “black drag queen version” of host Aubrey Plaza to honor the five best feature nominees with a fierce performance.

Watch below!

FYI: Gemma is wearing a Miu Miu dress and Ana Khouri earrings. Tessa is wearing a Vaquera gown and a John Hardy ring.

20+ pictures inside of the ladies at the event…More Here! »

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Ethan Hawke Wins at Spirit Awards 2019, Amanda Seyfried Accepts on His Behalf

Amanda Seyfried is all smiles while accepting Ethan Hawke‘s award on his behalf at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 23) in Santa Monica, Calif.

Ethan won the award for Best Male Lead for his work in First Reformed, but he couldn’t make it to the show. Amanda, who was his co-star in the film, read a speech that he prepared.

First Reformed was also nominated for Best Feature and both Best Director and Best Screenplay for Paul Schrader.

FYI: Amanda is wearing a Givenchy Couture outfit, Niwaka jewelry, and Jimmy Choo shoes.

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Daveed Diggs Brings Two Dates to the Spirit Awards 2019

Daveed Diggs walks the red carpet with his two dates at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 23) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 37-year-old actor was joined by his girlfriend Emmy Raver-Lampman on the left and his Blindspotting co-star Janina Gavankar on the right.

Daveed was nominated for Best Male Lead for his work in the indie film.

Emmy is currently starring on the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy and she got her big break while playing Angelica in the first national tour of Hamilton. Daveed won the Tony for his work in Hamilton on Broadway.

FYI: Daveed is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna XXX.

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