The 2018 Independent Spirit Awards will air live nationwide on Saturday, March 3 from a tent on Santa Monica beach beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET on IFC. The 33rd annual edition of this ceremony will be hosted once again by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, long-time comedy collaborators who were hits as emcees last year.
The 33rd Indie Spirits will be available to cable TV subscribers on the IFC website. You may already be subscribing to a service that includes a live stream of the IFC channel. DirecTVNow, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV all have deals with IFC. The basic packages for these that include this channel run about $40 per month.
For the first time, the live stream of the Independent Spirit Awards will be available on Facebook Watch. Before the show begins, that same page will take you backstage and onto the red carpet beginning at 12:00 p.m. PT/3:00 p.m. And behind-the-scenes interviews will also be available on the official Independent Spirits website and YouTube channel.
Luca Guadagnino‘s “Call Me by Your Name” has a leading six nominations with both Ben and Josh Sadfie‘s “Good Time” and Jordan Peele‘s “Get Out” contending in five races apiece. Greta Gerwig‘s solo directorial debut “Lady Bird” follows with four.
We are predicting the winners of all the Indie Spirit Awards races. Our official odds are based on a combination of five sets of predictions: Expert journalists from top media outlets, our Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Independent Spirit Awards, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years predictions, and thousand of readers like you, who make up the largest and savviest bloc of predictors.
We are predicting that “Get Out” will win Best Picture as well as two for Peele as director and writer. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” will claim the same acting awards that it is tipped to take at the Oscars for leading lady Frances McDormand and supporting player Sam Rockwell. With Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) not in the running here, look for Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) to win Best Actor. And Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) should prevail over her Oscar rival Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) in the Supporting Actress race.
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