For the seventh consecutive year, Piaget cohosted the Film Independent Spirit Awards, a star-studded affair honoring the best performers, writers, directors and producers of independent film. With several of 2013’s most noteworthy films being independent productions, the event drew some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto, Jon Hamm, Lupita Nyong’o and Reese Witherspoon, among others.
“Piaget is proud to be a partner of the Film Independent Spirit Awards and support the finest in independent film,” stated Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget. “As a champion of creative spirit and independent thinking, this is a perfect fit for our maison.”
Piaget was the watch of choice for the day’s big winners, including Best Male Lead, Matthew McConnaughey, who wore a Piaget Gouverneur Chronograph in rose gold on a black alligator strap, along with a pair of rose gold and onyx Piaget Emperador Coussin cufflinks. Fellow nominee and rising star, Michael B. Jordan, also wore a rose gold Piaget Gouverneur, on a brown alligator strap. “12 Years a Slave” director and Spirit Award winner for Best Director, Steve McQueen, chose an all black Piaget Polo FortyFive, while the show’s host, Patton Oswalt, and presenter, Miles Teller, both wore a Piaget Emperador in white gold.
Gong Li, Anna Kendrick, Sarah Paulson, Brie Larson, Anna Anissimova, Greta Gerwig, June Squibb, Angela Bassett, Julie Delpy, Kristen Bell... Many of the afternoon’s most glamorous women wore Piaget jewels.
This year the Piaget Producer’s Award went to Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston. The award features a $25,000 grant and is presented to emerging producers who demonstrate creativity, tenacity and vision to produce quality independent films, despite limited resources.