Bright and beautiful! Rachel McAdams, Jessica Biel, Cate Blanchett and Jessica Chastain bring vibrant color to Independent Spirit Awards
Some of Hollywood's biggest stars made an appearance at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday.
The blue carpet at the beach-side venue was awash with color as a selection of the year's most notable actresses made bold statements in vibrant and playful looks.
Rachel McAdams was the first to arrive in a colorblock dress with an orange sleeveless top and long white skirt with dramatic folds.
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Bringing the color: Rachel McAdams, Jessica Biel, Cate Blanchett and Jessica Chastain brightened up the red carpet at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on Saturday
Colorful: Rachel McAdams was the first to arrive at the awards in a colorblock dress that had an orange sleeveless top and white skirt with a pink belt
The 37-year-old Spotlight star wore her blonde locks pulled back and wore light makeup, completing her look with a blush box clutch.
She was followed by Jessica Biel, 33, who wore a flattering blue and red dress that had both a halter top cross tie in the front and was off the shoulder.
The 7th Heaven vet also had on blue heels that were decorated with beaded yellow tassels.
She wore her long locks in beachy waves.
It was all so well pulled together: The Wedding Crashers vet held onto a pretty light pink clutch and wore satin beige platform pumps
Vibrant: The 37-year-old Spotlight star wore her blonde locks pulled back and had on light makeup
Cate Blanchett, 46, who is nominated in the best female lead category for Carol, was ethereal in a blush gown with colorful embroidery.
Jessica Chastain opted for a royal blue dress that showed off her cleavage and teamed it with metallic stilettos.
Sporting an intricately beaded frock was best female lead nominee Brie Larson, who is also nominated for an Oscar on Sunday.
The 26-year-old Room star wore her locks in a messy up 'do and chose complementary silver heels.
Mrs Justin Timberlake: Jessica Biel wore a flattering blue and red patterned dress that had both a halter top cross tie in the front and was off the shoulder
Wild footwear: The 7th Heaven vet also had on blue heels that were decorated with tassels that had silver balls at the end
A lovely zoo of creatures: Cate Blanchett pulled off an intriguing nude dress that hugged her curves and had embroidery all over it, including a peacock and giant Koi fish
Exotic look: The 46-year-old actress wore colorful framed eyewear to match her look
Rooney Mara - also nominated for best female lead in Carol - stood out in a pleated dress with black heels that wrapped around her ankles. Her raven locks were pulled back and she wore almost no eye makeup except mascara that gave her a youthful glow.
Members of Film Independent and IFP - which is made up of a community of filmmakers, film industry leaders, and film lovers - get to vote for the best of the past year's films and filmmakers.
Unlike the scandal surrounding the white-washed Oscars this year, there's no doubt the Independent Spirit Awards ticks the diversity box.
Nominees for best feature include lesbian drama Carol, transgender flick Tangerine, animated feature Anomalisa and African civil war drama Beasts of No Nation.
Daring for daytime: Jessica Chastain looked pretty in a royal blue dress that exposed her cleavage
Best female lead Brie Larson - who is also nominated for an Oscar on Sunday - wore a beautiful beaded dress with metallic heels
Not so basic in black and grey: Rooney Mara stood out in a pleated dress with black heels that wrapped around her ankles
Oh Nikki, you're so fine! Ms Reed of the Twilight moves pulled of a Chinese pattern inspired dress with a cut-out in front
Floral fun: Marisa Tomei looked ready for an Easter brunch in her mini dress with sketches of wild flowers on it and red pumps
That dress looks like a painting! Sex and The City vet Cynthia Nixon had on a spring dress in pink, yellow and black with light blue details
The devil is in the details: The 49-year-old New York native looked smart in black heels and a floral clutch
Carol's Blanchett and Mara will battle it out for best female lead against Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Golden Globe winner Brie Larson (Room) and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, (Tangerine).
Ghanain newcomer Abraham Attah of Netflix's Beasts of No Nation is up for best male lead against Jason Segel (The End of The Tour), former Girls star Christopher Abbot (James White), Koudous Seihon (Mediterranea) and Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi Grind).
Indie favourite Tangerine - the gritty drama by Sean S. Baker which was filmed on three iPhone 5s smartphones - has four nods including best director.
Making it a date: Jason Segel - who is nominated for best male lead in The End of The Tour - and girlfriend Alexis Mixter were a cute red carpet couple
Glorious in green: Castle vet Stana Katic wore a floor length gown with a clever strap on the top
Citrus hues: Model Alexandra Richards and comedian Retta stood out in bold orange outfits
He's had everyone in laughs this awards season: Jacob Tremblay from Room looked nicely put together in a dark suit
They are going strong: Patricia Arquette (R) posed with beau Eric Whiteas both wore black
Slinky: (from left) Kristina Bazan wore a low-cut tank top with loose slacks and gold heels, Liev Schreiber wore a dapper suit with brown shoes and Kate McKinnon looked professional in a black suit
Claymation drama Anomalisa has been nominated for best feature, best screenplay and best director.
Jennifer Jason Leigh lent her voice in the animation and has a supporting actress nod.
She is predicted to win in the category but will have close competition against another favourite; Tangerine's Mya Taylor.
Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani co-hosts this year's ceremony with SNL's Kate McKinnon.
So Seventies: Actress Lauren Cohan stood out in a white halter top and beige wide legged slacks
The crowd loves her: The brunette got plenty of attention while posing on the blue carpet
Sophisticated style: Aisha Tyler was chic in a nude dress with matching heels
Suited up! Actors Ian Somerhalder and Ken Jeong cut dapper figures in their stylish two-pieces
Stylish couple: Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan stepped out looking immaculate on the blue carpet
Will it be her night? Best supporting female nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh arrived in a sequin-encrusted white dress with chunky black heels
When Variety asked the duo if they would be addressing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy Nanjiani responded 'I don’t know if the Spirit Awards are going to want us to address that so much,'
McKinnon said: 'We haven't solidified it yet... Gosh, I'm just a comedian, and I just hope we put on an entertaining show that's a little outside the box,'
The award show airs live on IFC Saturday at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT.
Poised: Game of Thrones beauty Emilia Clarke and Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto looked lovely
Coupled up: Katie Aselton and Mark Duplas were arm in arm for the annual awards show
Running late! Katie Holmes was seen arriving in a pretty blue dress with strappy heels
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS 2016 - NOMINEES
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