Santa Monica, CA - Every year awards season ends with a Sunday night Academy Awards extravaganza, but for 28 years Oscar's little brother the Independent Spirit Awards have been having their own party the Saturday before.  Once again, Film Independent decided not to broadcast the show live and instead taped the afternoon proceedings to air at 10 PM on both coasts (sigh).  Happily for those in attendance, host Andy Samberg did a memorable job emceeing the event and there were some unexpected moments that should entertain the broadcast audience as well.

You can scroll through all of this year's winners here or check out some of the big names on the red carpet (notably younger than those heading to the Oscars this year) here.

More importantly, enjoy this look at some of the best and worst of the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards in the gallery story below.  Quick tease: Thank god for Samberg, Bryan Cranston and Amy Poehler.

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