No question that Sunday, February 24 is Hollywood’s big night with The Academy Awards being presented but in the last few years I’ve enjoyed tuning in to the Spirit Awards. A much less showy affair (it’s held in a tent and guests/presenters always poke fun at how freezing it is), it fits well with the indie film vibe. While Oscar night is a time for Tinsel Town to crown new royalty, the ISA’s feel very much in line with the Screen Actors Guild Awards in that they recognize films/actors that the bottom line obsessed Hollywood seems to have ignored. Chances are you haven’t heard of many of the films nominated but I’ve always come away from the ceremony with a few films to add to my “To See” list.
Check out the nominees here and tune in tonight to watch!