Anna Kendrick, Margot Robbie blow the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet early arrivals away

Anna Kendrick, Margot Robbie blow the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet early arrivals away

Who is looking for some early social media love?

When it comes to awards show red carpets there is actually an advantage to getting there early. It used to be the sign of a big star was arriving fashionably late so you'd be interviewed on the red carpet shows right before the main telecast began. In today's world of social media, arriving earlier can mean creating a trend that can be remembered hours into the show and beyond. And arriving too late? Well, sometimes it means no one sees how fabulous you look until the show starts (and that might not make your dress designer happy).

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Spirit Awards and pre-Oscar gatherings highlight a busy Saturday for Hollywood

Spirit Awards and pre-Oscar gatherings highlight a busy Saturday for Hollywood

A final round of catch-up before the big night

Better late than never on filing a report from yesterday's Spirit Awards and pre-Oscar festivities, I guess. It was a late night, Harvey Weinstein and his peeps rounding things out with a big soiree/dinner that drew to a close around midnight, so my bed was far more enticing than my keyboard when I got back to the homestead.

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Best and Worst of the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards

Best and Worst of the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards

It still may not be great, but the Spirits telecast has hit its own sort of groove

SANTA MONICA — There was some faint hope that this year's Spirit Awards would provide us with a number of winners we aren't expecting to see on Oscar Sunday. Unfortunately, outside of a Screenplay win for "Nightcrawler" and some categories that aren't part of the Academy Awards mix (we're looking at you Best First Screenplay), it simply wasn't meant to be. J.K. Simmons, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" took all the major awards just as they will at the Academy Awards. Considering it was the 30th installment of the Spirit Awards, an upset or two would have made the afternoon much more memorable. As for the show itself? Well, does "not bad" count as a response?

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Birdman cast

Michael Keaton on where he'd put his Oscar: 'Next to my Nobel'

'Birdman' picked up Best Feature, Best Male Lead, and Best Cinematography at the 30th Spirit Awards.

The list of winners at the 30th Independent Spirit Awards confirmed that a number of Oscar nominees are shoo-ins for the biggest awards of the evening.

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Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore on her Indie Spirit win and last-minute Oscar hopes

The Oscar frontrunner discussed the inspirational moments in filming 'Still Alice'

At the 30th Independent Spirit Awards, Julianne Moore balked when asked where she planned to put her Oscar if she (expectedly) picks one up on Sunday.

"One day at a time, man," she laughed.

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Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette: 'Boyhood' took even longer to make than you think

The Oscar frontrunner opened up about the planning of 'Boyhood' after her Spirit Awards victory

Patricia Arquette has swept awards season for her supporting performance in "Boyhood," which famously took 12 years to film, but she used her Independent Spirit Award win to set the record straight about exactly how long Richard Linklater's indie epic took to assemble.

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2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees

The pre-Oscar indie showcase also pits 'Birdman' vs. 'Boyhood'

The 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were presented Saturday from a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. Check out the full list of winners below.

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Diane Keaton

The 5 Best Ways to Present an Oscar

Oscar presenters are secretly the problem with most telecasts. These five people knew how to present an Academy Award.

The secret to a great Oscars telecast is not a perfect set of winners or speeches; it's the fabulous Oscar presenters who really carry the whole thing.

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Kristen Stewart becomes first American actress to win a César Award

Kristen Stewart becomes first American actress to win a César Award

Pierre Niney wins the battle of Saint Laurents

The 40th annual César Awards (i.e., the French Oscar equivalent) were bestowed in Paris Friday, with "Timbuktu" claiming top honors. The film, Oscar-nominated in the foreign category as Mauritania's first-ever submission, won seven awards overall and is seen as a potential spoiler at the Oscars on Sunday.

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The Snap: Oscar Winners and Losers

The Snap Oscars Edition: Who Will (and Should) Win

Keira Knightley, we salute you.

The Oscars are upon us, and you know what that means: They're almost over! Finally! 

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