Spirit Awards: Stars Get Fun & Funky Before the Fancy Oscars (Photos)

BFF: Michelle Williams & Busy Philipps

The Academy Awards are all about pomp, circumstance and ball gowns. But the Independent Spirit Awards? They are all about being fun and funky.

Movie stars take this opportunity to wear things like jean jackets over dresses, mini dresses, flats and jumpers in a smaller setting. It’s a wee bit of silliness and casualness before millions turn on their TVs to watch to see what they opted to wear.

Check out what the celebrity moms like Michelle Williams and Busy Phillipps wore to the Spirit Awards right here:

  • Michelle Williams 1 of 7
    Michelle Williams
    Mom Michelle Williams went boyish in her flirty suit, looking adorable as always.
  • Kate Beckinsale 2 of 7
    Kate Beckinsale
    She wore a jewel toned jumper. A great color for her.
  • Elizabeth Banks 3 of 7
    Elizabeth Banks
    Elizabeth Banks looked chic for the awards.
  • Busy Philipps 4 of 7
    Busy Philipps
    Busy Phillipps looked totally retro with her blue dress and bright red shoes.
  • Kelly Lynch 5 of 7
    Kelly Lynch
    Kelly Lynch pulled out the Hollywood glam for the awards. Very chic.
  • Laura Dern 6 of 7
    Laura Dern
    Laura went very casual with a maxi dress topped off with a jean jacket.
  • Anne Heche 7 of 7
    Anne Heche
    Anne Heche pulled out a LBD for the awards.

Photos: PR Photos