Elle Fanning leads the virtual red carpet of the 36th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards

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The best independent films – and television – were awarded at the 36th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards on Thursday.

While the ceremony was virtual this year, that didn’t stop the evening’s honorees and presenters from lining up for the occasion.

Nominated acting Elle Fanning dropped her mouth in a tailored Vivienne Westwood gown inspired ‘by Catherine the Great’s love of pearls!’

Wow! Elle Fanning dropped his mouth in a tailored Vivienne Westwood gown inspired ‘by Catherine the Great’s love of pearls!’ as she made a virtual appearance at the 36th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards on Thursday

Stunning: The stunning creation was made from lilac silk fabric and featured a signature Westwood corset and glamorous off-the-shoulder pearl straps

Stunning: The stunning creation was made from lilac silk fabric and featured a signature Westwood corset and glamorous off-the-shoulder pearl straps

The stunning creation was made from lilac silk fabric and featured a signature Westwood corset and glamorous off-the-shoulder pearl straps.

In the caption to her Instagram post, Fanning revealed that Vivienne and her husband / creative director Andreas Kronthaler had been the ones to contact her about designing the dress.

And we all know no one does a corset like Westwood !! I love you both, ‘the 23-year-old actress wrote in her caption.

For the series of stunning snaps, Elle posed in front of a pitch-black background, allowing the star to capture the dramatic silhouette of her dress for her followers.

The full effect: For the series of stunning snaps, Elle posed in front of a pitch-black background, allowing the star to capture the dramatic silhouette of her dress for her followers.

The full effect: For the series of stunning snaps, Elle posed in front of a pitch-black background, allowing the star to capture the dramatic silhouette of her dress for her followers.

Voluminous!  Her long blonde hair was parted down the middle and styled in soft, voluminous waves

Voluminous! Her long blonde hair was parted down the middle and styled in soft, voluminous waves

Her long blonde hair was parted down the middle and styled in soft, voluminous waves.

As for her makeup, Fanning had a graphic winged eyeliner look, as well as a generous amount of blush on the apples of her cheeks.

Elle earned a nomination for Best Female Performance in a New Script Series for her portrayal of Catherine The Great in Hulu’s ‘anti-historical’ comedy drama The Great.

Graphic: As for her makeup, Fanning had a graphic winged eyeliner look, as well as a generous amount of blush on the apples of her cheeks

Graphic: As for her makeup, Fanning had a graphic winged eyeliner look, as well as a generous amount of blush on the apples of her cheeks

Custom Creation: In the caption of her Instagram post, Fanning revealed that Vivienne and her husband / creative director Andreas Kronthaler had been the ones to contact her about designing the dress

Custom Creation: In the caption of her Instagram post, Fanning revealed that Vivienne and her husband / creative director Andreas Kronthaler had been the ones to contact her about designing the dress

Shira Haas, who eventually beat Elle Fanning in the acting category, also put on a glamorous showing via Instagram on Thursday night.

The unorthodox star, 25, slipped her slim physique into a white strapless Miu Miu dress covered in yellow floral stickers.

Her dark brown hair was styled into a sleek bun and her already gorgeous facial features were further highlighted with a few complexion products and brown eyeshadow.

Glamor girl: Shira Haas, who eventually beat Elle Fanning in the acting category, also put on a glamorous showing via Instagram on Thursday night

Glamor girl: Shira Haas, who eventually beat Elle Fanning in the acting category, also put on a glamorous showing via Instagram on Thursday night

Mod moment: Nicole Beharie brought a bit of 60s flair to the ceremony by rocking a Louis Vuitton mod shift dress

Mod moment: Nicole Beharie brought a bit of 60s flair to the ceremony by rocking a Louis Vuitton mod shift dress

Ready for the Independent Spirit Awards. Thank you for the great honor of being nominated and for the best team involved. Let’s go!’ with caption Haas, which has 482,000 followers.

Nicole Beharie brought a bit of 60s flair to the ceremony by rocking a mod shift dress from Louis Vuitton.

The stylish shift featured orange, marigold and brown hues, as well as the brand’s iconic monicker.

Beautiful: Beharie showed off her natural curls and covered her lids with golden eyeshadow to match her ensemble

Beautiful: Beharie showed off her natural curls and covered her lids with golden eyeshadow to match her ensemble

Ready!  Ready for the Independent Spirit Awards.  Thank you for the great honor of being nominated and for the best team involved.  Let's go!'  with caption Haas, which has 482,000 followers

Ready! Ready for the Independent Spirit Awards. Thank you for the great honor of being nominated and for the best team involved. Let’s go!’ with caption Haas, which has 482,000 followers

Beharie showed off her natural curls and covered her lids with golden eyeshadow to match her ensemble.

It’s time for Indie Spirit !!! Cycling through all the emotions of this crazy year !!!! Very grateful. #louisvuitton @louisvuitton @filmindependent, ‘wrote the 36-year-old Miss Juneteenth star, who shared her self-portraits on Instagram.

Shira Haas’ handsome Unorthodox costar Amit Rahav got ‘all dressed’ for the awards ceremony in Dior from head to toe.

Handsome: Shira Haas' handsome unorthodox costar Amit Rahav got 'all dressed' for the awards ceremony in Dior from head to toe

Handsome: Shira Haas’ handsome unorthodox costar Amit Rahav got ‘all dressed’ for the awards ceremony in Dior from head to toe

Chic: The 25-year-old actor wore a gaudy patterned shirt that he put under a black fitted jacket

Chic: The 25-year-old actor wore a gaudy patterned shirt that he put under a black fitted jacket

Finish: Rahav's ensemble was completed with off-white trousers, bright purple Dior socks and a pair of quirky high-top sneakers

Finish: Rahav’s ensemble was completed with off-white trousers, bright purple Dior socks and a pair of quirky high-top sneakers

The 25-year-old actor wore a gaudy patterned shirt that he put under a black fitted jacket.

Rahav’s ensemble was completed with off-white trousers, bright purple Dior socks and a pair of quirky high-top sneakers.

On the comfortable route, Never Have I Ever actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan rocked a ‘hoodie and leggings’ while patiently waiting to hear the fate of her acting nomination.

‘I am so honored to have been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award movie shoutout to @lesley_hampton for creating an amazing custom hoodie / earrings and @urbannativeera for the laces,’ said the 19-year-old Canadian born on Instagram.

Comfy: On the Comfortable Route, Never Have I Ever actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan rocked a 'hoodie and leggings' while patiently waiting to hear the fate of her acting nomination

Comfy: On the Comfortable Route, Never Have I Ever actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan rocked a ‘hoodie and leggings’ while patiently waiting to hear the fate of her acting nomination

Honored: 'I am so honored to have been nominated for a movie Independent Spirit Award shoutout to @lesley_hampton for creating an amazing custom hoodie / earrings and @urbannativeera for the laces,' said the 19-year-old Canadian born on Instagram

Honored: ‘I am so honored to have been nominated for a movie Independent Spirit Award shoutout to @lesley_hampton for creating an amazing custom hoodie / earrings and @urbannativeera for the laces,’ said the 19-year-old Canadian born on Instagram

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