As the sun lowers on the horizon way out past the towering ferris wheels and roller-rides of the Santa Monica pier, Hollywood’s awards season draws to a close—but not before the year’s most innovative and accomplished visual storytellers gather on the beach for the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Hopefully you already know all about this year’s wonderfully talented crop of Spirit Award nominees (and if not, watch). But were you aware that these awe-inspiring artists and auteurs will be joined by presenters including—deep breath here—Fred Armisen, Kate Beckinsale, Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jon Hamm, Taraji P. Henson, Samuel L. Jackson, Danny McBride, Janelle Monae, Viggo Mortensen, David Oyelowo, Amanda Peet, Freida Pinto, Aubrey Plaza, Issa Rae, Edgar Ramirez, Jenny Slate, Miles Teller and Kerry Washington? No? Well, consider yourself educated.
Along with this year’s nominees, this fantastic presenter group will join 2017 Spirit Award hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, barely taking a break after their hit Broadway collaboration Oh, Hello! to helm the irreverent telecast—broadcast live on IFC this Saturday (aka tomorrow) starting at 2pm PT / 5pm ET.
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See ya at the beach!