So—are you ready? The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards are tomorrow. Honestly, where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying another fine 80-degree LA autumn as press conference co-hosts Lily Collins and Tessa Thompson unveiled this year’s 2018 Spirit Award nominees.
And here we are, just three scant months later, ready to watch as approximately one-fifth of those nominees become actual Spirit Award winners. Pure craziness.
Speaking of craziness: it’s insane how many awesome people will be joining the show this year as presenters—including Fred Armisen, Chadwick Boseman, Carrie Brownstein, Timothée Chalamet, John Cho, Jason Clarke, Zoey Deutch, Ava DuVernay, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jon Hamm, Ethan Hawke, Salma Hayak Pinault, Lil Rey Howery, Spike Lee, Ben Mendelsohn, Janelle Monáe, Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Olsen, Robert Pattinson, Margot Robbie, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lena Waithe and more!
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are, of course, returning the show as co-hosts for the second year. And they’ll have their work cut out for them following a stellar 2017 monologue totaling over 800,000 YouTube views to date. What do they have in store for this year? Tune in to IFC at 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET to find out.
Don’t have cable? You’re in luck, because for the first year ever Film Independent and IFC are partnering with Facebook to stream the entire show on Facebook Watch. The feed will air live simultaneously on IFC and the Film Independent Spirit Awards show page on Facebook Watch beginning at 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm.
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Now—grab your sunscreen and a couple sand-friendly footwear options. We’ll be seeing you at the beach before you know it!
The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be held Saturday, March 3 on the beach in Santa Monica and broadcast LIVE on IFC and Facebook Watch at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET. For more information about the Spirit Awards, click here.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards are sponsored by Premier Sponsors American Airlines, AT&T, IFC and the Jeep brand; Principal Sponsors Piaget and Visit Seattle; and Supporting Sponsor Truly Spiked & Sparkling. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey is the Official Spirit. FIJI Water is the Official Water. Landmark Vineyards is the Official Wine. Lindt is the Official Confectioner. Getty Images is the Official Photographer.