LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The gleaming California sunshine and a profusion of Piaget diamond jewelrymade for a dazzling red carpet at this weekend's Spirit Awards, held onthe beach in Santa Monica. Although considered to be more casual than theOscars, the event attracts the biggest stars in independent film who turnto Piaget to add a little sparkle to their attire.
Best Supporting Female nominee, Janet McTeer, looked stunning in PiagetRose Fairy earrings, crafted in white gold with brilliant-cut andpear-shaped diamonds, while Best Male Lead nominee, Demian Bichir,accented his look with a Piaget Polo FortyFive timepiece. Hollywood'snewest leading lady, Jessica Chastain, accessorized her red carpet lookwith a Piaget Limelight ring and Lucy Liu looked effortlessly chic in ayellow gold Piaget Possession cuff with matching earrings and diamondpaved ring.
Best Female lead nominee, Rachel Harris, delighted fans and photographerswith her choice of Piaget's Rose earrings and matching ring, both set withdiamonds and blue sapphires, while her "New Girl" co-star, Max Greenfield,wore a classic white gold Piaget Emperador watch. Li Bin Bing opted for vintage Piaget gold and turquoise earrings and a vintage gold cuff watch, all pulled from Piaget's archives in Geneva for the event. Michelle Chen lit up the carpet wearing a necklace, earrings and ring from Piaget's LimelightGarden Party collection.
Also dressed in Piaget were Best Supporting Female nominee, HarmonySantana, presenter, Patricia Clarkson, and film stars such as Anthony Mackie, Penelope Ann Miller, Illeana Douglas, Paz Vega, Maria Leon, BlancaSuarez, Virginie Efira, Nicolas Bedos, Fiona Hefti, Carlos Leal, JudithGodreche, celebrated jazz singer, Melody Gardot and Decades co-owner,Christos Garkinos.
"We're thrilled to be back for our fifth year with the Spirit Awards and proud to continue our support of independent film. And it's wonderful to see so many of our friends wearing Piaget this year," said Philippe Leopold-Metzger, Piaget CEO.
Following the afternoon ceremony, celebrities and VIP guests joined Mr. Leopold-Metzger in the Piaget's exclusive backstage lounge.This year the space had been magically transformed into a lush gardenparty filled with thousands of fragrant Yves Piaget roses and a cascadingwaterfall. On display were dazzlingcreations from Piaget's newest high jewelry and watch collections.
Piaget also continued its support of independent filmmaking by providing the Piaget Producer's Award, which has become a coveted prize. The award honors emerging producers who demonstrate creativity, tenacity,and vision to produce quality, independent films, despite limitedresources. This year the award was bestowed upon Sophia Lin for heroutstanding production of "Take Shelter."
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