Those who can’t make it to the 2015 Spirit Awards won’t have to wait until later in the evening to watch a delayed broadcast. For the first time, the Film Independent-produced trophy show, which honors the best in independent film, will air live on IFC at 2 PM PT/ 5 PM ET on February 21.
“We wanted to shake things up to mark the 30th anniversary,” said Film Independent President Josh Welsh, “and I think by broadcasting live from the beach we’ll do just that. I could not be more excited to be working with (exec producer) Joel Gallen on this year’s show, and thrilled to be back on IFC, our longtime home.”
Last year’s winners included 12 Years A Slave (best feature, screenplay, director), Cate Blanchett, best female lead for Blue Jasmine and Matthew McConaughey, best male lead for Dallas Buyers Club.