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Ceremony Presenters Include Chadwick Boseman, Timothée Chalamet, Ava DuVernay, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Lena Waithe and More
LOS ANGELES – March 2, 2018 – Today, Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, and IFC announced, in partnership with Facebook, that the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be live streamed on Facebook Watch. The show, hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, will air live simultaneously on IFC and the Film Independent Spirit Awards show page on Facebook Watch on Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET.
Live stream coverage kicks off on the Film Independent Spirit Awards show page on Facebook Watch with interviews on the Spirit Awards’ blue carpet presented by AT&T. The partnership extends throughout the day on Facebook and Instagram with arrivals highlights and Spirit Awards’ moments.
During the live show’s commercial breaks, the community viewing the Spirit Awards on Facebook Watch will see celebrity “VIP-Pee” interviews held outside the venue’s backstage bathrooms. Fans will be able to interact with talent at both the “VIP-Pee” and the arrivals blue carpet by commenting during the Facebook Live.
2018 marks the 33rd year of the awards that celebrate the best in independent film with the show having aired on IFC for more than two decades. Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions returns for his fourth year as executive producer and director, producer Shawn Davis returns for his 16th show. Danielle Federico and Andrew Schaff will be co-producing the awards.
The full list of presenters for the 2018 ceremony includes: Fred Armisen, Chadwick Boseman, Alison Brie, Carrie Brownstein, Timothée Chalamet, John Cho, Jason Clarke, Zoey Deutch, Ava DuVernay, Beanie Feldstein, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Danai Gurira, Jon Hamm, Ethan Hawke, Lil Rel Howery, Spike Lee, Ben Mendelsohn, Janelle Monáe, Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Olsen, Robert Pattinson, Salma Hayek Pinault, Margot Robbie, Amanda Seyfried, Molly Shannon, Sarah Silverman, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Lena Waithe. Sunflower Bean will be the house band during the event.
The Spirit Awards is also the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote inclusion in the industry. To learn more about attending Film Independent events, including the Spirit Awards, go to filmindependent.org/artscircle.
Airing live simultaneously on IFC and the Film Independent Spirit Awards show page on Facebook Watch on Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET.