The 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards are in full swing, with striking “blue carpet” styles to match.

The annual awards ceremony took place Sunday, February 25 in Santa Monica, California, with the casts from “All of Us Strangers,” “Passages,” “Eileen,” “American Fiction,” “The Holdovers,” and more in attendance. The ceremony is hosted by “SNL” alum and “Shrill” creator Aidy Bryant, and was livestreamed on IMDb’s YouTube channel.

On the heels of the buzzy SAG Awards just the night before and even closer to the 2024 Oscars this time around due to the SAG-AFTRA strike in 2023, the Spirit Awards are the place to be seen on the indie film scene. Oscar-nominated films “American Fiction,” “May December,” and “Past Lives” lead the Spirit Award nominations with five nods each, including in the Best Feature category.

To note, the budget cap of $30 million productions made Oscar heavyweights “Oppenheimer,” “Barbie,” “Poor Things,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Maestro,” “Rustin,” and “Nyad” ineligible for the Spirit Awards, and due to the gender-neutral acting categories, stars like Natalie Portman and Jeffrey Wright are going toe to toe in the race. In the supporting category nods, Gotham Awards and New York Film Critics Circle Awards winner Charles Melton is up against Da’Vine Joy Randolph, whose film “The Holdovers” is also up for Best Screenplay and Breakthrough Performer for Randolph’s co-star Dominic Sessa.

Keep scrolling to see the best looks from the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards carpet below, and click here to see the winners’ list.

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