What time are the Independent Spirit Awards?

The Indie Spirit Awards — as decided upon by the the members of Film Independent — take place on Saturday afternoon, just one day before the Oscars. While the awards are handed out in a ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica beginning at 1:30 pm PT/4:30 pm ET, the kudocast won’t air on IFC till 10 pm ET/PT. 

But you don’t have to wait till then to find out the winners. We will be updating the list of honorees live throughout the two-hour ceremony. And offering detailed analsysis of what these awards, now in its 29th year, means to tomorrow’s Oscars. 

We are predicting that this year’s kudos will offer an unprecedented preview of the Academy Awards, with “12 Years a Slave” expected to win Best Picture while all four Oscar frontrunners — leads Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club“) and Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine“) and supporting players Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Lupita Nyongo (“12 Years a Slave”) — first pick up trophies here too. 

Our predictions for this year’s winners as drawn from the combination of the four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, EditorsTop 24 Users predicting last year’s winners and All Users. Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics.

Click on each category title below to be taken to an overview of that race. (Be sure to check out the breakdown of winners by film here.)

BEST PICTURE
“12 Years a Slave”
Spoiler: “Nebraska”

BEST DIRECTOR
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Spoiler: Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”

BEST ACTOR
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Spoiler: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine
Spoiler: Brie Larson, “Short Term 12”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Spoiler: Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyongo, “12 Years a Slave”
Spoiler: June Squibb, “Nebraska”

BEST SCREENPLAY
“12 Years a Slave”
Spoiler: “Before Midnight”

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“Fruitvale Station”
Spoiler: “Wadjda”

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
“Nebraska”
Spoiler: “Don Jon”

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“The Act of Killing”
Spoiler: “20 Feet From Stardom”

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
“Blue is the Warmest Color”
Spoiler: “The Great Beauty”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“12 Years a Slave”
Spoiler: “Inside Llewyn Davis”

BEST EDITING
“Frances Ha”
Spoiler: “Upstream Color”

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
“Computer Chess”
Spoiler: “Crystal Fairy”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *