One of the annual traditions of the pre-season is that the Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony takes place on a Saturday, the day before the Academy Awards. Well, 2021 will be different as the Spirit Awards will only be postponed once to a Thursday. Now they will take place on April 22nd, obviously due to COVID-19 and the pandemic. The remote event still takes place on a different day. So if you’re excited to see the nominations for the 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards, they’ll be next week. The annual event takes place in April. It is what it is…
Here is the news from her official blog post:
As a special (and no doubt problematic) television detective from yesterday, he liked to say, “Just the facts, ma’am.” Well, ok then. The facts are these: The 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards are just around the corner! Just not as fast as usual, thanks to Hollywood’s postponement of the awards season in the pandemic year. Now, on April 22, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT, IFC’s most popular celebration in independent film – and for the first time on television – will take place live.
But luckily for all forecasters and Wheeler dealers with Fantasy Awards drafts, the 2021 Spirit Award nouns are around the corner. in fact, next week, Tuesday January 26th, in a special video announcement that premieres on the Fi website and YouTube channel.
The moderators of the (remote) event include Laverne Cox, who honored the Spirit Awards for her groundbreaking recognition of a transformer in her film Independent Presents Q&A for the documentary Disclosure – and (cannot be beaten) the previous winners of the Spirit Award, Barry Jenkins and Olivia Wilde.
Don’t worry, the Thursday evening prime time show on April 22nd is a break from our usual Saturday afternoon live event on Santa Monica Beach. We are still deeply invested in the history and tradition of the Spirit Awards.
Look forward to next week’s nominations …