EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet Coverage

Monday, 27 February 2012 13:10
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The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards took place on Saturday, February 25th in Santa Monica. Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out awards to such films as The Artist, The Descendants, Margin CallMy Week With Marilyn, Beginners, 50/50, Pariah, A Seperation, and The Interrupters. The event aired on IFC and was hosted by Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet), with the evening's announcer John Waters (Pink Flamingos), and musical performances from My Morning Jacket, K'Naan, Kate Micucci, and Garfunkel & Oats.

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick attended the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards and was on the red carpet (it was actually purple) talking with many of the stars as they entered the ceremony. He had a chance to speak with actor Bryan Cranston about working with director Nicolas Winding Refn on Drive, and asked young actress Amara Miller about her experience working with director Alexander Payne on The Descendants, as well as speaking with Pariah director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper, Natural Selection director Robbie Pickering and actress Rachel Harris, actress Kelly Lynch (Drugstore Cowboy), actor Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher), actor Giancarlo Esposito (The Usual Suspects), and former Connecticut Senator turned President of the MPAA Chris Dodd about the importance of independent film and the Independent Spirit Awards.

To watch our exclusive coverage from the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards, please click on the video player above.

In attendance at this year's Independent Spirit Awards were:

Colin Farrell (Fright Night), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld: Evolution), Olivia Wilde (The Change-Up), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Ben Kingsley (Hugo), Zoe Saldana (The Losers), Joseph Gordan-Levitt (50/50), Elizabeth Banks (Man on a Ledge), Zac Efron (The Lorax), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Ed Helms (The Lorax), Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street), Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Patricia Clarkson (Friends with Benefits), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Rashida Jones (The Muppets), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Texas Killing Fields), Penelope Anne Miller (The Artist), Anne Heche (Rampart), Michael Shannon (Take Shelter), Giovanni Ribisi (The Rum Diary), Julia Ormond (My Week with Marilyn), William Dafoe (John Carter), Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Woody Harrelson (Rampart), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House), Ron Perlman (Drive), John C. Reily (Terri), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Zachary Quinto (Margin Call), Simon Baker (Margin Call), Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Keifer Sutherland (Melancholia), Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris), Mary McDonald (Dances with Wolves), and Stana Katic (The Double).

The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards took place on Saturday, February 25th in Santa Monica, and aired that night on IFC. 

To read our live coverage of The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards and interviews with the winners, please click here

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