Behind the scenes at the Spirit Awards: What you didn’t see on TV (Photo Gallery)

Never mind the Indie Spirit Awards you saw on TV on Saturday. Our editors roamed the scene on the Santa Monica Beach and caught the real goings-on.

See Kerry Washington shivering from the chilly sea breeze, journalists being starved by cruel Spirits staffers, one journo (Jeff Wells) on his back on the floor shooting video of the winners and two of our Oscarologists – Gold Derby’s founder Tom O’Neil and Sasha Stone of Awards Daily– goofing off back stage.

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