NewsDio Desk : Pandemic has re-processed series of different formats where the Spirit Awards is no exception. Yes, what was unthinkable before became the reality. Likewise, continuing with the series of Spirit Awards held over the years, however the 36th Annual Film awards were held virtually on April 22nd. Besides being “virtual”, there was also a major shift with the day where it has been held till date. Let’s find out more about that:-
History of independent spirit awards
Traditionally, Spirit Awards has been taking place on Saturday just prior to Oscars Sunday. However, due to the current scenario, the cultural history gave way to a new scenario where it was planned on Thursday evening. The show hold lots of significance as it rewards the best talent.
There was another reason for the Spirit Awards to be special as it mixed television categories as well. It gathered massive exposure considering the television fans that were having their eyes glued to the show where they wanted to know the winners in respective categories. So, the beginning was already done, and it started with a bang as it was the first time that the nominees in the television category include “I May Destroy You” among others.
The virtual show was broadcasted LIVE on IFC channel.
Considering the charisma which it has gathered over the years, it was also streamed on AMC+.
Based on the kind of demand which the show gathers, it will be available across AMC+ as well as IFC platforms as it has already begun to be aired from Friday, April 23rd.
The movies which found a coveted place in the nomination were films with sizeable budgets with under $22.5 million. Melissa Villasenor the renowned personality associated with “Saturday Night Live” was host to the show. The function was glittering with various gems with the likes of Adam Sandler, Julia Garner, Lulu Wang amongst others.