Aubrey Plaza’s Spirit Award opening was funnier than anything we’ll see at the Oscars

The Independent Spirit Awards arrivals

I thought this year’s Independent Spirit Awards were going to be like every awards show this year, meaning I thought they would suck too. But it was actually one of the most enjoyable shows of the year – Aubrey Plaza was host, and her cold-open “spirit witches” bit was hilarious, as was her opening monologue. Here’s the “white girl witches” part, NSFW for language and witchcraft!

And here’s Aubrey’s opening, which was a million times funnier than anything we’ll see at the Oscars tonight, quite honestly.

You can see the full list of Spirit Award winners hereIf Beale Street Could Talk won Best Film, Ethan Hawke picked up Best Actor for First Reformed (he wasn’t there) and Glenn Close won Best Actress.

This was the funniest part of the Spirit Awards – Shangela singing a medley for the Best Film nominees. It was amazing!! I WISH the Oscars would do something like this.

Aubrey wore Miu Miu, by the way! She wore a couple of different looks.

The 2019 Spirit Awards pressroom

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Mia4s says:

    That cold open was hilarious!

    “Yeah, I’m gonna go cause I’m gonna get blamed for this s**t” 😂

    Yet another show more entertaining than the Oscars.

  2. Ariel says:

    Anytime you get bonus John Waters- it’s a win for me.

  3. smee says:

    I’m just here to say I love her!
    (and John Waters)

  4. Emilia says:

    Aubrey was funnier than any host for the Oscars/Emmys/Golden Globes we’ve had for YEARS! I would be fine with her hosting everything from now on but I doubt she would ever get one of those gigs as they tend to go for big names or in-network hires.

  5. eto says:

    Love Shangela and loved how much fun the ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ crew looked like it had!

  6. AL says:

    She looks so much like Amber Heard at the first glance.

  7. Charfromdarock says:


  8. savu says:

    Aubrey Plaza is a national treasure. A+ to whoever thought of having her host.

  9. Sumodo1 says:

    Aubrey Plaza is the next Rosalind Russell. She’s already played a nun!

  10. steph o says:

    I cried with laughter at the best song medley. Everyone involved in this really nailed it this year!

  11. BeanieBean says:

    That cold open was hilarious! Loved Sharon Stone! And I want every single piece of Aubrey’s suit from her opening monologue.

  12. Ann says:

    John freaking Waters?!?! I love him!!! Get him to host the Oscars with a bunch of drag queens. That would be amazing!

  13. Justwastingtime says:

    We watched it last night, she was, better than any Oscar host I can think of, ever. …

    Have no idea who she is.. but wow.