Independent Spirit Awards Adds 5 New TV Categories for 2021 Ceremony

The show will air on IFC on April 24, 2021

The Independent Spirit Awards, now in its 36th year, are expanding to include five new television categories for its 2021 awards show, Film Independent announced Tuesday.

The new categories include Best New Scripted Series, Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series, Best Male Performance, Best Female Performance and Best Ensemble Cast, and submissions for the awards are now open. The feature film awards, which last year awarded Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” the top prize, remain the same.

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