Hollywood Does a Red-Carpet Practice Run at the 25th Annual Independent Spirit Awards (PHOTOS)

Yes, the world may be holding its breath for tomorrow’s big Academy Awards show, but there are other awards ceremonies going on this weekend too, y’know.

The 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards went off at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Friday and, while the carpet was, officially, blue, the occasion did give Tinseltown’s finest a chance to get a running start for the Oscars glam-a-thon.

Dive into our big, juicy photo gallery to see Rosario Dawson, Maria Bello, Mariah Carey, Taraji  P. Henson, Olivia Wilde and tons more assert their independence.