Last night was the reception for the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. Randy Barbato was there and succinctly reports:
BIGGEST STAR – Naomi Watts received an honorary award of some sort. She spoke about the honesty of independent film, then threatened to sing “I Honestly Love You.”
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT – The nominees all came up on stage and introduced themselves. Think summer camp.
MOST POPULAR – Amy Adams received the biggest round of applause.
BIGGEST LAUGH (Runner-up) – Ang Lee introduced himself by saying “I directed The Hulk.”