The Independent Spirit Awards 2010

The Independent Spirit Awards 2010
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 05, 2010

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Mo’Nique, wearing Tadashi Shoji, walks the “blue carpet” with her husband, Sidney HIcks, at the 25th Annual Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.

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Gabourey Sidibe arrives at the Independent Spirit Awards.

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Lee Daniels makes his way down the blue carpet, shades and all.

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Zoe Kravitz accompanied her dad, Lenny, on the blue carpet at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.

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Mariah Carey makes a stop on the carpet.

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“Precious” producer Lisa Cortes arrives on the blue carpet. Lee Daniels thanked her for helping to bring the film to the masses and asked that she say a few words during his acceptance speech.

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Actor Souleymane Sy Savane arrives at the 25th Annual Independet Spirit Awards. Savane was nominated in the Best Male Lead category for his role in “Goodbye Sole.”

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Taraji P. Henson hosted the Blue Carpet Opening Ceremony at the Independent Spirit Awards. The actress also served as a presenter during the ceremony.

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Presenter Regina King is stunning in all-white on the blue carpet at the 25th Annual Independent Spirit Awards.

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Actress Rosario Dawson arrives at the 25th Annual Independent Spirt Awards. She was on-hand to present the Best Supporting Male award.

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Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher holds tight to his Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Fletcher masterfully transformed “Precious” from the page to the big screen.

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Mo’Nique nabbed top honors in the Best Supporting Female category for her role as Mary Jones in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”

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Gabourey Sidibe accepts Best Female Lead award for her portrayal of the title role in "Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.