Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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After a year of numerous films being delayed, sent to streaming services, premium rentals, what did this mean for Film Independent?

For starters, Film Independent introduced television categories. Then, Film Independent moved up their Spirit Awards to the Thursday before the 93rd Oscars.

How Can I Watch the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards?

The 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be broadcast live on IFC on Thursday, April 22nd, with a cocktail reception starting at 9 PM Eastern, and the ceremony hosted by SNL’s Mellisa Villaseñor begins at 10 PM Eastern. You can watch via Film Independent ($35 for Members, $50 for non-Members, and is free for Film Lover and Arts Circle Members), the IFC app (TV provider required), or stream through AMC+($9/month), AT&T TV ($70/month), FuboTV ($65/month), Hulu Live TV ($65/month), or YouTube TV ($65/month).

Who’s hosting this year?

Melissa Villaseñor of Saturday Night Live fame.

Who are this year’s nominees?

Click below to see the full list of nominees.

2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

Where can you watch the nominees?

  • Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost ChildrenStream (requires an active HBO Max subscription)
  • The AssistantRent, Buy, or Stream (streaming requires an active Hulu subscription)
  • BacurauRent or Buy
  • Bad EducationStream (requires an active HBO Max subscription)
  • BullRent, Buy, or Stream
  • City So RealStream (streaming requires an active Hulu subscription)
  • CollectiveRent, Buy or Stream (streaming requires an active Hulu subscription)
  • Crip CampStream (streaming requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • Dick Johnson Is DeadStream (streaming requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • The DiscipleStream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • Farewell AmorRent, Buy, or Stream (streaming requires an active Hulu subscription)
  • First CowRent, Buy or Stream on either FuboTV or Showtime (streaming requires an active FuboTV or Showtime subscription)
  • The Forty-Year-Old VersionStream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • French ExitSee it in a CinemaSafe theater near you
  • The Half of ItStream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • I Carry You With Me – Scheduled for U.S. release on May 21, 2021, with Mexico following on the 27th
  • I May Destroy YouStream (requires an active HBO Max subscription)
  • Immigration NationStream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • The Invisible ManRent, Buy or Stream (streaming requires an active HBO Max subscription)
  • The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain – To be released in 2021
  • The Killing of Two Lovers – To be released in theaters May 14th, 2021
  • La Leyenda NegraStream (requires an active HBO Max subscription)
  • Landfall – To be released in 2021
  • LapsisRent or Buy
  • Lingua Franca – Stream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • Little AmericaStream (requires an active Apple TV+ subscription)
  • Love FraudStream (requires an active Showtime
  • Ma Rainey’s Black BottomStream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • MinariRent or see it in a CinemaSafe theater near you
  • Miss JuneteenthRent, Buy, or Stream (streaming requires an active BET+ subscription)
  • The Mole AgentRent Now or Stream (streaming requires an active Hulu subscription)
  • Never Have I EverStream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • Never Rarely Sometimes AlwaysRent, Buy, or Stream (streaming requires an active HBO Max subscription)
  • Night of the KingsRent or Buy
  • Nine Days – To be released in Summer 2021
  • NomadlandStream (requires an active Hulu subscription) or see it in a CinemaSafe theater near you
  • One Night in Miami…Stream (requires an active Amazon Prime subscription)
  • P-ValleyStream (requires an active Starz subscription)
  • Palm SpringsStream (requires an active Hulu subscription)
  • Pier Kids – Release date TBD
  • Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of TimeRent or Buy
  • Promising Young WomanRent, Buy or see it in a CinemaSafe theater near you
  • Quo Vadis, Aida?Stream (requires an active Hulu subscription)
  • ResidueStream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • Saint FrancesRent, Buy or Stream (streaming requires an active Starz subscription)
  • She Dies TomorrowRent, Buy, or Stream (streaming requires an active Hulu subscription)
  • Small AxeStream (requires an active Amazon Prime subscription)
  • Sound of MetalStream (requires an active Amazon Prime subscription)
  • Straight UpStream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • StrayRent via a virtual cinema, Rent or Buy via the digital platform of your choice
  • A TeacherStream (requires an active Hulu subscription)
  • TimeStream (requires an active Amazon Prime subscription)
  • Unorthodox Stream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • We Are Who We AreStream (requires an active HBO Max subscription)
  • We’re HereStream (requires an active HBO Max subscription)
  • The White TigerStream (requires an active Netflix subscription)
  • Work in ProgessStream (requires an active Showtime subscription)
  • ZeroZeroZero (requires an active Amazon Prime subscription)

Where can I find reviews for the nominees?

Well, right here. Leading up to the ceremony, I’ll be publishing reviews for Spirit Awards-nominated films and updating the below section as they release. For my Minari review, check out my review over on SiftPop.

2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee Reviews

Kate Sheil in She Dies Tomorrow by Amy Seimetz

She Dies Tomorrow Review

What if you knew you were going to die tomorrow? How would you spend your final hours? She Dies Tomorrow doesn’t answer, but it’s a good watch.

Keep reading

How can you make your predictions?

Download the below ballot (provided by Film Independent), watch the nominees above (to the best of your ability) and play along during the ceremony!

Is there a program book this year?

Yep, here it is.

What is Austin B Media doing for the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards?

Later today, I will be unveiling who I voted for on my Spirit Awards ballot over on my Patreon. From there, I’ll be highlighting the nominated films in addition to the aforementioned reviews.

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