The 5 best backstage moments from the Spirit Awards

February 22, 2015 11:57 AM

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The 5 best backstage moments from the Spirit Awards

The Independent Spirit Awards, which turned 30 this year, have always been like the afternoon bachelorette party on the day before the Oscars. The Santa Monica celebration takes place on a tent on the beach on Saturday, with free-flowing bottles of beer and tequila on each table. Even the most VIP-celebrities use the porta-a-pottys-just ask Julianne Moore, who ducked outside in her shimmering dress for a bathroom break before her category (best actress for "Still Alice"), and still had to wait in line like everybody else.

But even with the laidback vibe, the Spirit Awards (decided by Film Independent) have come to overlap with the Oscars-in 2014, "Twelve Years a Slave" swept landed best picture there before taking home the Academy Award, which could mean good news for this year's winner "Birdman" (which beat out "Boy...

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