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Independent films’ biggest stars celebrate the spirit awards with Piaget

March 15, 2009 12:00 by

In a testament to the importance of independent film today, Hollywood’s best and brightest joined Piaget to celebrate the 24th annual Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, CA. The runaway star of the afternoon’s casual ceremony on the beach was clearly Mickey Rourke, who accepted his Best Male Lead award wearing a Piaget Polo timepiece in white gold with diamonds.

Best Female Lead nominee, Anne Hathaway, dazzled the A-list crowd in white gold and diamond Piaget Limelight collection earrings and rings. Other leading ladies choosing Piaget jewels to complete their red carpet looks were Jessica Alba, Terri Hatcher, Mena Suvari, Andie MacDowell, Misty Upham and Rachelle Lefevre.

Known for creating some of the world’s most exceptional timepieces, Piaget also proved to be a favorite for discerning leading men attending the awards show. Presenter Aaron Eckhart became an instant fan of the new Piaget Polo FortyFive timepiece, as did Mad Men star Jon Hamm, 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin and Anthony Mackie, star of The Hurt Locker.

A highlight of the afternoon’s festivities was the presentation of the Piaget Producers Award. Andie MacDowell and Thomas Hayden Church presented the coveted award and grant to Heather Rae—who also wore Piaget—for her outstanding production of the critically acclaimed Frozen River.

Following the ceremony, Piaget CEO Phillip Leopold-Metzger and Film Independent’s Executive Director Dawn Hudson welcomed guests to into the Piaget lounge for a celebratory glass of champagne and closer look at the renowned Swiss jeweler and watchmaker’s newest creations.

Piaget champions creativity and independent thinking and is proud of its long-standing commitment to cinema and the arts.

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