Once again, Piaget co-hosted the Film Independent Spirit Awards, a star-studded affair that honors the biggest and brightest performers, writers, directors and producers in the realm of independent film. Piaget international brand ambassador Jessica Chastain was joined by a host of spectacular independent film stars and Hollywood elites, including Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Idris Elba, Jason Segel and Paul Dano, among others.
The Extremely Piaget jewelry collection was the haute accessory of the night, and could be found on the biggest stars, including Jessica Chastain, who wore an 18-carat white gold necklace set with sapphire beads, emeralds and diamonds. Acting nominees Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Mendelsohn and Paul Dano also sported Piaget jewelry and timepieces. The Piaget Altiplano was the preferred timepiece for Hollywood’s leading men. During the show, Chastain presented Mel Eslyn with the Piaget Producer’s Award, which features a $25,000 grant.
The big winner of the night was ‘Spotlight,’ which snagged a total of five wins, including Best Director,Best Picture and Best Ensemble. Brie Larson won best female lead for Room, and young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah won best male lead for Beasts of No Nation. Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani hosted this year’s show, which was held beachside in Santa Monica the day before the Oscars.
After the award’s ceremony, Piaget joined Film Independent in hosting the first ever official after party, toasting the achievements of the day’s winners and nominees. celebrities from the awards show, as well as friends of the brand joined CEO Philippe Leopold-Metzger in Piaget’s exclusive backstage VIP lounge to celebrate the maison’s support of independent film and young, emerging talent. Guests were also treated to a peak at the brand’s latest creations.
“Piaget is proud of its continued partnership with Film Independent and proud to support the finest talent in independent film,” said Philippe Leopold-Metzger. “We have always championed bold and unexpected creations, which makes our relationship with the Spirit Awards a perfect fit.”