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The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards kick off Saturday at 5pm ET/2pm PT on the beach at the Santa Monica Pier. Hosted by Hasan Minhaj, the ceremony will be followed live on Film Independent’s YouTube channel and Twitter feed, as well as on IMDb’s YouTube channel.
You can also watch it on Deadline here.
This year marks the second in a row that the Spirit Awards, which were held the day before the Oscars, were moved forward on the calendar during the Oscar voting period. Three of the five Best Spirit Feature nominees are up for the same award at the Oscars: Lead Nominee Everything everywhere Everything at onceLibrary and Women talk. There are also overlaps in the categories of acting, directing and screenwriting
Among other things to watch today: The Spirits lead and supporting actor categories in both film and television are gender neutral for the first time.
Also on the television side Abbott Elementary, Bear, Termination and Station eleven each has three candidates.
Performers at today’s ceremony include Adam Brody, Aubrey Plaza, Daniel Dae Kim, Danielle Deadwyler, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jeremy Pope, Jodie Turner-Smith, Joel Kim Booster, Kevin Bacon, Lily Tomlin, Molly Shannon, Nicholas Braun, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Simona Tabasco, Stephanie Hsu, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, W. Kamau Bell, Austin Butler, Beatrice Grannò, Sharon Horgan, Michaela Jae Rodriguez, Troy Kotsur, Haley Lu Richardson, Melanie Lynskey, Taylour Paige, and Jenny Slate. This year’s Honorary Chairs Chloé Zhao and Siân Heder will also participate.
Netflix last year The lost daughter won Best Picture, while that film’s Maggie Gyllenhaal won Best Director and Best Screenplay.