It's back to the white tent on the Santa Monica beach the day before the Oscars, February 23, for the indie alternative awards show–a favorite for many each year–Film Independent's Spirit Awards. The 28th Indie Spirits will be exclusively broadcast the same night on IFC after its live taping. The nominees will be announced November 27; and Film Independent members are eligible to vote.
FI co-president Josh Welsh states, “Ours is a one-of-a-kind awards show that allows us to not take ourselves too seriously. I'm excited to see what our longtime executive producer Diana Zahn-Storey and her amazing production team have in store for this year’s broadcast on IFC."
Among last year's winners were "The Artist" (Best Director: Michael Hazanavicius, Male Lead: Jean Dujardin, Cinematographer: Guillaume Schiffman), "The Descendants" (Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash; Supporting Female: Shailene Woodley), "My Week With Marilyn" (Best Female Lead: Michelle Williams), "Beginners" (Best Supporting Male: Christopher Plummer), "A Separation" (Best International Film: Dir. Asghar Farhadi) and "Margin Call" (Best First Feature: Dir. J.C. Chandor).