37th ANNUAL FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST EXCLUSIVELY ON HOLLYWOOD SUITE
Hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, the Awards Celebrate Independent Cinema’s Best and Brightest on March 6
Toronto, February 11, 2022 – Break out the bubbly and the popcorn! Hollywood Suite is once again the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the Film Independent Spirit Awards, now in its 37th year. Hosted by power couple Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, Pam & Tommy) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Children’s Hospital) the awards will air live from Santa Monica, California on Sunday, March 6 at 5pm ET on Hollywood Suite.
“We are sincerely excited to be hosting the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards. We hope to get a little rowdy, but it’ll mainly be legitimate cinematic discourse. Although, with the two of us involved, it’s more likely to be intercourse. Either way it’ll be legit.” – Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
This year’s Best Feature nominees are: A CHIARA, C’MON C’MON, THE LOST DAUGHTER, THE NOVICE and ZOLA. Acting nominees include Murray Bartlett (THE WHITE LOTUS), Patti Harrison (TOGETHER TOGETHER), Michael Greyeyes (WILD INDIAN), Isabelle Fuhrman (THE NOVICE), Taylour Paige (ZOLA), Simon Rex (RED ROCKET), Ruth Negga (PASSING), and Clifton Collins Jr. (JOCKEY). The 2022 Robert Altman Award, which honours the year’s best ensemble cast, is going to the team behind the riveting drama MASS, written and directed by Fran Kranz and starring Ann Dowd, Reed Birney, Jason Isaacs, and Martha Plimpton.
“In a crowded awards season that can often see the same big-budget films lauded over and over again, the Film Independent Spirit Awards are a breath of fresh air,” commented David Kines, President Hollywood Suite. “The awards are bold, smart, and hilarious. As an independent ourselves, we are proud to showcase the cream of the indie crop as the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the awards for the 9th year.”
“We are thrilled to again share the Film Independent Spirit Awards with Canadian audiences,” said Film Independent President Josh Welsh. “At the Spirit Awards we celebrate the bold, the strange, and the beautiful, which is also an apt description of our hosts, Megan Mulally and Nick Offerman. Please join us on Hollywood Suite!” – Josh Welsh, President Film Independent
Get ready for the show with a weekend full of past Spirit Award Best Feature winners on Hollywood Suite:
- The Grifters – Friday, March 4 at 9pm on HS90
- Fargo – Saturday, March, 5 at 9pm on HS90
- Rambling Rose – Saturday, March 5 at 10:40pm on HS90
- Silver Linings Playbook – Sunday, March 6 at 7:35pm on HS00
- Brokeback Mountain – Sunday, March 6 at 11:25pm on HS00
Too busy filling out your ballot leading up to the awards? You can watch the films all month on demand!
For a full list of this year’s nominations, please visit www.filmindependent.org.
ABOUT FILM INDEPENDENT
For over 40 years, Film Independent has helped filmmakers get their projects made and seen. The nonprofit organization’s core mission is to champion creative independence in visual storytelling and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.
In addition to producing the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the organization supports creative professionals with Artist Development programs, grants and labs. Signature mentorship program Project Involve fosters the careers of talented filmmakers from underrepresented communities. Weekly Education events and workshops equip filmmakers of all ages and experience levels with tools and resources. Global Media Makers, a cultural exchange program produced in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, provides career-building opportunities for international film professionals. And year-round screening series Film Independent Presents delivers monthly, unique cinematic experiences to Members in Los Angeles and beyond.
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SUITE
Hollywood Suite owns and operates four exclusive HD channels featuring the iconic movies that defined the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, plus essential Hollywood classics from the Golden Age, always uncut and commercial-free. With hundreds of movies every month on four HD channels and Hollywood Suite On Demand, Hollywood Suite provides an unparalleled value to consumers.
Hollywood Suite is available to over 10 million households across Canada, exclusively through Canadian television service providers and Amazon Prime Video Channels. Visit hollywoodsuite.ca for more information.
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