Zoe Saldana in royal blue Preen to announce the Spirit Awards: lovely or dull?

Zoe Saldana

Last night, Zoe Saldana and Anna Kendrick led a press conference to announce the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations, and they were joined by Common as well. Lucky them, right? I’d love to be accompanied nearly anywhere by Common, and the Spirit Awards are sort of exciting too because they are known as a good indication of what will be nominated at the Oscars.

I’ve included a partial list of the nominees at the bottom of this post, but it looks like Harvey Weinstein will be very satisfied that The Silver Linings Playbook leads the pack with several nominations including Best Feature, Best Female Lead (Jennifer Lawrence), and Best Male Lead (Bradley “Friendly Neighborhood Serial Killer” Cooper). Does this mean that we’ll be seeing BCoop as an Oscar nominee? Bizarre. Oh, and Matthew McConaughey has been nominated twice, including Best Supporting Actor for Magic Mike! Kaiser should be pleased with this development, since she thinks McConaughey deserves an Oscar nod that role, and I agree. He was pretty fantastic in that movie.

Now let’s talk about the fashion here. Zoe wore a very simple Preen dress in royal blue, and the color looks absolutely smashing against her skin tone and hair. I think she looks great here and much better than her usual fashion choices. The dress is playful and has a lovely shape to it, which balances out her usual severe manner of dressing. Zoe seems like she had a lot of fun in this dress and at the event. She’s also wearing Rupert Sanderson heels (which are just okay), keeping the jewelry minimal, and highlighting her long, flowing hair. I think the lipstick would have been too much under other circumstances, but the bold red color is a nice contrast against the blue of the dress.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Anna Kendrick looked so pretty at this event in a Halston Heritage dress that I’d like to label as ballerina pink but was probably more of blush pink/champagne. The dress was very flattering to her figure, and I am loving her silver Sergio Rossi shoes. Anna’s fashion sometimes deviates a bit too quirky for my tastes, but she’s a dream here.

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick

Best Feature
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Keep the Lights On
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Female Lead
Linda Cardellini, Return
Emayatzy Corinealdi, Middle of Nowhere
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Smashed

Best Male Lead
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Thure Lindhardt, Keep the Lights On
Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe
Wendell Pierce, Four

Best Supporting Female
Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister’s Sister
Ann Dowd, Compliance
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Brit Marling, Sound of My Voice
Lorraine Toussaint, Middle of Nowhere

Best Supporting Male
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike
David Oyelowo, Middle of Nowhere
Michael Pena, End of Watch
Sam Rockwell, Seven Psychopaths
Bruce Willis, Moonrise Kingdom

[From Spirit Awards 2013]

The complete list of nominees is available here. I’m just so pleased that McConaughey got nominated for both supporting and lead this year for his work in indie films. This is a major step up from the romcom hell within which he was stuck for several years. McConaughey is back, baby! But seriously, how did Bruce Willis get nominated for Moonrise Kingdom over Bill Murray? That man deserves all the awards forever.


Zoe Saldana

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Hubbahun says:

    Yay for Brit Marling in Sound of my Voice! LOVE that movie!! :D

  2. Effy says:

    Zoe looks amazing with that weight!
    me likey!!
    and the dress is simple and pretty!

  3. Micki says:

    Anna is too pale for her dress.
    I like how Zoe looks in that dress.

  4. marie says:

    Gah, Common is hot!! I like the color of Zoe’s dress-kinda plain..

    And I agree with Micki, Anna is too pale for that dress..

  5. shelley says:

    Zoe is perfection…love her

  6. Beth says:

    We just watched Moonrise Kingdom the other day and I think Willis deserves it over Murray, even though I like them both a ton. Willis’s character was just so weird and such a divergence from his usual roles.

    That being said, what a strange movie.

  7. I.want.shoes says:

    Love the Preen dress on Zoe. The fuller skirt creates more curves on her otherwise stick frame.

    The light pink dress is meh. I’m not loving the bust seams.

    I thought Zoe was tiny but OMG that Anna K is even tinier in comparison!

  8. Erinn says:

    I kind of liked her… then I was catching up on season 10 of project runway the other day, and I found her to be kind of a cold bitch. Maybe it was just how she was behaving on the show, but man, she was at times kind of outright mean to the designers.

  9. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Yeah @ Mary Elizabeth Winstead being nominated for Best Female Lead for Smashed, missing Aaron Paul though :( . I hope Jennifer Lawrence doesn´t win, she annoys me a lot right now, actually nothing Harvey Weinstein is involved in should win.

  10. GoodCapon says:

    Both ladies look good! I don’t like their shoes though.

    And I’m going off topic here, but I’ve always been amazed that Kendrick never had the Twilight stigma attached to her name. I think everyone only started paying attention to her when she co-starred with Clooney.

  11. A says:

    Both ladies look great. SLP is going to kill it at the Oscars, but unfortunately the Spirits often don’t have any bearing on the Oscars. It’s basically an awards show for films that are supposed to be American backed and made under 20 million…although a few films often slip in that don’t fit the criteria. Anyway, point is that Moonrise Kingdom has no shot in hell for any acting awards at the Oscars unfortunately.

  12. cmc says:

    I hope Quvenzhane Wallis (little girl from Beasts of a Southern Wild) gets an Oscar nom, too. That little girl broke my stone cold heart.

  13. aston martin says:

    Rosemarie DeWitt is so awesome. I haven’t seen My Sister’s Sister yet, but I loved her in Rachel Getting Married. Plus she’s married to Ron Livingston. Oscar right there.

  14. jess says:

    something is different about anna’s face…did she narrow her nose?

  15. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I love Zoe’s dress. I want one! She looks beautiful – the best I’ve ever seen her.

  16. Janet says:

    Zoe looks like she put on some weight. She looks really good.

  17. Tamara Wiley says:

    I loveeee Common so much..Zoe looks great..they could make a cute couple

  18. heyheyhey says:

    why does zoe look so old here and greasy