Solzy at the Movies will be providing live updates as the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards return to the Santa Monica beach.
Comedy power couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are hosting this afternoon’s ceremony, which you can watch on IFC or stream on AMC+ starting at 5 PM ET.
Celebrating creative independence, original, provocative subject matter, diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision, the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022, positioning it squarely in the corridor leading into Oscar voting. Returning to its home on the Santa Monica beach, the in-person show will be broadcast exclusively on IFC. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for the nonprofit Film Independent’s year-round slate of programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity and inclusion in the industry.
It is not a surprise to see Russia’s invasion of Ukraine come up during the broadcast.
Megan Mullaly: “Fuck off and go home, Putin.”
Nick Offerman gives Putin a Spirit Awards salute: the middle finger.
Kyle and Jean Ojay of the Ojays – I love the Summer of Soul spoof! “Das Pizza Pie” became a hit in Germany.
Sam Richardson is hysterical. Please cast him in more parts, Hollywood!
Taika Waititi brings the laughs as he presents the award for Best Ensemble in a New Scripted Series.
Upon winning Best Director, Maggie Gyllenhaal shouts out all of the people on her team who are in the categories that the Academy decided to present before the live Oscars telecast.
Best Supporting Male: Troy Kotsur, CODA
John Cassavettes Award (given to the best feature made under $500,000): Shiva Baby
Writer/Director/Producer: Emma Seligman
Producers: Kieran Altmann, Katie Schiller, Lizzie Shapiro
Best Documentary: Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Producers: David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel
Best First Screenplay: Michael Sarnoski; Story by Vanessa Block, Michael Sarnoski, Pig
Best First Feature: 7 Days
Director: Roshan Sethi
Producers: Liz Cardenas, Mel Eslyn
Truer Than Fiction Award (presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition: Jessica Beshir, Director of Faya Dayi
Best Screenplay: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Best Supporting Female: Ruth Negga, Passing
Robert Altman Award (Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast): Mass
Director: Fran Kranz
Casting Directors: Henry Russell Bergstein, Allison Estrin
Ensemble Cast: Kagen Albright, Reed Birney, Michelle N. Carter, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Breeda Wool
Producers Award: Lizzie Shapiro
Best Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Best Female Lead: Taylour Paige, Zola
Someone to Watch Award: Alex Camilleri, Director of Luzzu
Best Male Lead: Simon Rex, Red Rocket
Best Editing: Joi McMillon, Zola
Best Cinematography: Edu Gray, Passing
Best International Film: Drive My Car (Japan)
Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Best Feature: The Lost Daughter
Producers: Charles Dorfman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Osnat Handelsman Keren, Talia Kleinhendler
Best New Scripted Series: Reservation Dogs
Creators/Executive Producers: Sterlin Harjo, Taika Waititi
Executive Producer: Garrett Basch
Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series: Black and Missing
Series By/Executive Producers: Soledad O’Brien, Geeta Gandbhir
Executive Producers: Jo Honig, Patrick Conway, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Sara Rodriguez
Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series: Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series: Thuso Mbedu, The Underground Railroad
Best Ensemble in a New Scripted Series: Reservation Dogs
Ensemble Cast: Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis, Sarah Podemski, Zahn McClarnon, Lil Mike, FunnyBone
The 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards are airing exclusively on IFC and stream on AMC+ at 5:00 pm ET on March 6, 2022.
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