With stylists, hair dressers, makeup artists and the actors themselves feverishly prepping for the Oscars on Sunday, several Hollywood stars took a much-needed breather on Saturday afternoon for the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards.

The awards show, held at Santa Monica Beach, was a largely casual affair, with big names like Salma Hayek, Kerry Washington and Amy Poehler wearing casual day dressed in bright, cheery colors. Rashida Jones and Nina Dobrev even wore shorts (with high heels, but still).

The exception was Jennifer Lawrence, who showed up wearing a daringly sexy black ensemble by Lanvin that bared more skin than she's shown at all the previous awards shows combined. Way to be, J-Law.

Check out the red carpet below -- who do you think was best-dressed?

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  • Amy Poehler in a David Meister dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Edie Parker clutch and Melinda Maria bangles

  • Jennifer Lawrence in Lanvin and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes

  • Jennifer Lawrence in Lanvin and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes

  • Kerry Washington in a Giambattista Valli Couture dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Bottega Veneta bag and Monique Pean ring

  • Quvenzhane Wallis

  • Rashida Jones

  • Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom

  • Zoe Saldana in Dolce & Gabbana

  • Francois-Henri Pinault & Salma Hayek

  • Camila Alves in Escada

  • Aubrey Plaza

  • Lemon Zhang

  • Emily Mortimer in a Chanel jacket

  • Ellen Page

  • Marcia Gay Harden

  • Brittany Snow in a Naeem Khan dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Le Vian jewels and Nancy Gonzales bag

  • Laura Dern

  • Linda Cardellini

  • Clea Duvall in Pamella Roland

  • Emma Heming

  • Nina Dobrev in a Michael Kors dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and an H. Stern ring

  • Stella Maeve

  • Stana Katic

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead in a Pucci dress, Greymer shoes, Thale Blanc clutch and Kimberly McDonald ring

  • Katie Aselton in Wes Gordon and Rupert Sanderson heels

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