The 2016 Independent Spirit Awards are taking place on Saturday, just one day before the Oscars. Check out the live stream below!
The 31st annual ceremony is being held in a star-studded tent at Santa Monica Beach. Kate McKinnon of “Saturday Night Live” and “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani are hosting. Awards will be handed out in 15 categories, including Best Feature, Best Male/Female Lead, and Best Ensemble.
Per tradition, the event is once again timed to fall on the eve of the Academy Awards. Some of the nominees overlap, but not many. Carol and Spotlight, for instance, are competing for the top prize in both ceremonies. Carol star Cate Blanchett and Room actress Brie Larson are the only leading female Oscars nominees nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards as well, while none of the male actors with nods tonight are up for honors tomorrow. In fact, one star that the Academy snubbed, Idris Elba, could take home a prize for his acting in Beasts Of No Nation now.
Presented by Film Independent, winners are chosen by Film Independent members and members of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). The show is to be broadcast on IFC, also known as the Independent Film Channel, live coast to coast beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Watch the live stream!