14 Things You Didn't See at the Film Independent Spirit Awards
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
But that much was obvious on your television sets and online during the telecast. From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's buzzed-about appareance to Paula Patton flying fabulously solo, we kept track of all the intimate moments behind the scenes that you didn't see.
Here's what went down in between what Josh Welsh, the president of Film Independent, called "pretty people winning shiny things."
1. PDA-Fest for Brad and Angelina: Sure, you saw Hollywood's favorite couple all cuddled up every time "12 Years a Slave" won an award (which was five times so, yeah, you saw them quite a bit), but that wasn't just for show. After the movie won Best Feature, Angelina met up with her man backstage. When they were reunited, he told her he was going to join the rest of the winning posse in the press room. They shared a sweet kiss and then she shooed him off proudly and waited patiently. Aww…
announced her separation from husband Robin Thicke earlier in the week, impressed the masses with her appearance at the event. Not only did she look stunning in a short, yellow lace number, but she was smiling and appeared to be having a ball (although, sitting directly behind big winner Matthew McConaughey, how could she not?). While she only posed for photographers and skipped doing the rest of the press line, we overheard multiple people calling her brave. Go girl!2. Patton Stands Tall: No, we're not talking about the diminutive host of the afternoon's festivities, Patton Oswalt. Paula Patton, who
3. We'd Like to Thank Jared Leto: The "Dallas Buyers Club" actor took home the gong for Best Supporting Male, but really should've received a second one for best acceptance speech in all of awards season (and maybe ever). While some would argue he really did thank every man, woman, and tree that ever lived, given the sheer volume of names he mentioned in his hilarious and poignant monologue, there was one name we were surprised not to hear: Claire Danes. So much for that so-called history, eh?