You think the Globes have problems? Most Spirit nominees can’t be seen by voters — it’s time to grow up
Everyone knows the Golden Globes aren’t taken seriously because they’re awarded by a mere 84 voters — but what about the Independent Spirit Awards?
Celebrating its 25th ceremony this month, the Spirits are voted on by about 4,000 members of Film Independent — who can buy their way in to the group for $95.
Spirit Awards nominations are made by small committees of film professionals and critics and voted on by the members of Film Independent, a non-profit organization that draws almost all of its operating revenue from the Spirit Awards show and telecast. (It’ll air live and uncut on IFC on Friday night, March 5.)