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Jason Isaacs, Breeda Wool, & 'Mass' Cast Accept Special Honor at Spirit Awards 2022

The cast of Mass was honored at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday afternoon (March 6) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The film’s team was presented with the Robert Altman Award, which is given to one film’s director, casting director, and ensemble cast.

The award was presented to director Fran Kranz, casting directors Henry Russell Bergstein and Allison Estrin, and cast members Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, Reed Birney, Breeda Wool, Michelle N. Carter, and Kagen Albright.

Ann and Martha were not in attendance, but Ann appeared via FaceTime during the acceptance speech!

Some other celebrity attendees who are pictured in this gallery include HacksHannah Einbinder, The Afterparty‘s Sam Richardson, and Army of Thieves co-stars and real life-couple Matthias Schweighofer and Ruby O. Fee.

FYI: Breeda is wearing a Christopher John Rogers dress. Hannah is wearing Paul Smith.

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Simon Rex Wins Best Male Lead Actor at Spirit Awards 2022: 'I'm Just Grateful'

Simon Rex takes the podium after winning Best Actor at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday afternoon (March 6) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 47-year-old actor picked up the trophy for his role in Red Rocket.

“My career was in the toilet, I moved out to Joshua Tree thinking it was over,” Simon shared in his speech on stage, before he got a call for the role.

He added, “We shot this film during Covid, even finishing it was ambitious. I’m just grateful for Sean’s [Baker, director] trust in me.”

Simon even mentioned that the cast and crew even hid from police to make the movie.

Simon‘s fellow nominees Clifton Collins Jr, Udo Kier, Frankie Faison, and Michael Greyeyes were also seen at the event, alongside Best Supporting Actor nominee Chaske Spencer.

Click inside to see 25+ pictures of Simon Rex, Clifton Collins, Jr., and more at the 2022 Spirit Awards…More Here! »

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Independent Spirit Awards 2022 - Complete Winners List Revealed!

It was an afternoon to honor the best in independent film at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards!

Lots of stars stepped out for the annual event at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday afternoon (March 6) in Santa Monica, Calif.

Movies that won multiple awards at the event included Zola and The Lost Daughter. The awards show also honored the best new series on television, though those shows didn’t have to be independent productions to be eligible for the awards.

The show was hosted by married couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, who kicked the ceremony off by flipping their fingers at Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Click inside to read the full list of winners…More Here! »

Zola's Taylour Paige Wins Best Actress at Spirit Awards 2022, Host Nick Offerman Strips Down to Parody the Film

Congratulations are in order for Taylour Paige!

The 31-year-old actress won the award for Best Female Lead at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday afternoon (March 6) in Santa Monica, Calif.

Taylour won the award for playing the title character in the movie Zola. She was joined at the event by co-stars Colman Domingo (who was up for Best Supporting Male) and Ts Madison, director and co-writer Janicza Bravo, co-writer Jeremy O. Harris, and editor Joi McMillon.

Joi won the award for Best Editing.

During the show, co-host Nick Offerman parodied the movie by showing up on stage in a barely-there outfit and he was ready to get on a stripper pole. See photos in the gallery!

FYI: Colman is wearing Dior Men.

Click through the gallery for more photos of the Zola cast at the event… More Here! »

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'The Novice' Stars Isabelle Fuhrman & Amy Forsyth Stun at the Spirit Awards 2022

Isabelle Fuhrman and Amy Forsyth step out on the blue carpet at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday afternoon (March 6) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The two The Novice stars posed for pictures with their director, Lauren Hadaway, ahead of the show.

The Novice is actually nominated for Best Feature at the Spirit Awards.

Isabelle is up for Best Actress at the show, with Kali Reis, and Brittany S. Hall.

Amy was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress, as was Suzanna Son. Passing‘s Ruth Negga won that trophy.

FYI: Amy wore a Saint Laurent look. Isabelle wore a flowy Christian Dior look. Suzanna wore an Alexander McQueen dress.

Click inside to see 40+ pictures of The Novice stars Isabelle Fuhrman and Amy Forsyth, and many other nominees at the Spirit Awards…More Here! »

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The Underground Railroad's Thuso Mbedu Wins Best Female Performance at Spirit Awards 2022!

Thuso Mbedu hits the blue carpet in a chic look at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday afternoon (March 6) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 30-year-old actress was nominated for Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series at the ceremony and WON for her role as Cora Randall in The Underground Railroad, which is streaming on Prime Video.

Lee Jung-jae (not pictured) was the Best Male Performance winner for Squid Game.

Thuso was joined at the event by nominated actors like It’s a Sin star Olly Alexander, The White Lotus‘s Murray Bartlett and Them‘s Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas.

Rutherford FallsJana Schmieding and Michael Greyeyes, Blindspotting’s Jasmine Cephas Jones, and We Are Lady PartsAnjana Vasan were also see on the blue carpet for the event.

FYI: Thuso wore a Dior look. Jasmine wore David Koma.

Click inside to see 50+ pictures of Thuso Mbedu, Murray Bartlett and more television nominees at the Spirit Awards 2022…More Here! »

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Bob Odenkirk & Rhea Seehorn Joke About His Heart Attack While Presenting at Spirit Awards 2022

Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn joked about his heart attack on stage at the Spirit Awards.

The Better Call Saul co-stars were presenters at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday afternoon (March 6) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The event marked Bob‘s first major public appearance since his heart attack in July 2021. The medical emergency happened while he was on the set of the AMC series.

Click inside to find out what they said on stage… More Here! »

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