Each year before the Oscars, many of the nominees – along with independent filmmakers whose work is often overlooked by the Academy – gather together under a large white tent in a Santa Monica parking lot for the Film Independent Spirit Awards. For nearly 40 years, the ceremony has honored films and (more recently) television series that embody the independent spirit through a combination of financing, creativity and subject matter. Foregoing the formal tone and attire of other awards shows, the Spirit Awards are often attended in jeans and hosted by edgier comedians.
Comedian and former “The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj is hosting this year’s awards, where Oscar frontrunner “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has a shot at making a clean sweep of this year’s awards season as it’s up for eight trophies in total. “Tár” is next in line with seven nominations, while other nominated films include “Aftersun” and “Women Talking.”
On the TV side, “The Bear,” “Station Eleven” and “Abbott Elementary” are up for the most awards.
If you’re planning on checking out the ceremony, here’s everything you need to know about when it starts, where it’s streaming, and how you can tune in.
When do the Film Independent Spirit Awards take place?
The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.
How can I watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards?
The ceremony will be streaming live on IMDb’s YouTube channel as well as Film Independent’s YouTube and Twitter accounts.
Who are the nominees this year?
Acting nominees in the gender-neutral categories include Brian Tyree Henry for “Causeway,” Cate Blanchett and Nina Hoss for “Tár,” Regina King for “Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul” and Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking” received the Robert Altman Award, which goes to a film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.
“Tár,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “Women Talking” were the three films to be nominated for both Best Feature and Best Director, with all three also picking up noms for their screenplays.
For the full list of nominees, click here.