Things Got Shady at the Spirit Awards

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Santa Monica sun calls for red-carpet-worthy sunglasses.

It's not often that we see sunglasses on the red carpet (that is, unless they're on Johnny Depp), but at the Spirit Awards, which take place under the bright Santa Monica sun, stars whip out their best shades to shield their pretty peepers.

Cate Blanchett perfectly matched her Gucci gown with her colorful frames, while fellow Oscar-nominated actresses Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rooney Mara rocked round sunglasses with their cool monotone looks.

The guys also chose to top their daytime suits with fancy specs. Michael Keaton, who stars in Spotlight, chose metal sunnies, while Beasts of No Nation actor Idris Elba wore opaque frames that complemented his newsboy cap.

SHADY LADIES: Rooney Mara in Oliver Peoples' The Row (left) and Jennifer Jason Leigh at the Independent Spirit Awards. (Photos: Getty Images)

DAPPER DUDES: Michael Keaton (left) and Idris Elba. (Photos: Getty Images)