are the penultimate stop before the
-- but with just one day to go before the Academy Awards, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis had reached her red carpet threshold.
As her publicist told her she had a few more interviews to do before heading into the telecast -- held in a beachside tent in Santa Monica -- the
"I don't want to," she said, one of her trademark puppy dog purses swinging from her wrist.
Wallis wasn't the only Oscar nominee who seemed eager for award season to come to a close.
"I ran into
Despite the day's focus on achievements in the independent film world, many of the attendees said they were consumed with thoughts of tomorrow's Oscars ceremony. Even indie veteran
"I … hope that we beat
Even Spirit Awards host
"It only relates to how many resources you have and for how long. Other than that, it's the same chaotic process of filmmaking," said Radcliffe.
Many on the carpet said they were most looking forward to watching Samberg host; however, several of his comedian friends, including "New Girl" star Jake Johnson and his former Saturday Night Live castmate
"He's not good at things. He's odd looking. He belongs in regional theater," Armisen said.
His unsolicited advice for the host?
"Find some friends who can make your personality better. Do something with your hair."
Samberg did not take kindly to the tips.
"You know what? Shout-out to all those regional theater people doing God's work," he said. "Plus, I don't take tips. I think it's tacky. Gratuity is included and I'm paid in full."