Traditionally, the event is held during the day on the Saturday before the Oscars, and it is typically hosted from Santa Monica beach. However, this year the ceremony will break with tradition and pivot to a primetime event.
The Spirit Awards winners will be announced during a televised event airing on IFC at 10 p.m. Et/ 7 p.m. Pt.
“The Spirit Awards are a time for us to come together — filmmakers and film lovers alike — and celebrate the movies, shows and performances that have sustained us through these incredibly challenging times,” said Film Independent President Josh Welsh. “While 2020 left a lot to be desired, it was an amazing year for film and TV. Visual storytellers with powerful and unique voices brought us so much joy and light during these difficult months.