To keep this resource free, is compensated by certain providers listed below. Learn More To keep this resource free, is compensated by certain providers listed below. Learn More

Every year as part of the film and TV awards season, a couple of standout independent films break through to mainstream success and critical acclaim. If you’re following film awards this year, you’ve seen titles like “May December,” “American Fiction,” and “Past Lives” nominated for major awards like the Oscars. These indie films have received well-deserved buzz this year, while others don’t get the same mainstream attention.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, or Spirit Awards, are an annual event that gives these films their due; it celebrates independent and low-budget film and TV, emerging directors, and breakout actors. If you’re a film and TV lover who likes to stay ahead of the trends and appreciates the art of filmmaking, you won’t want to miss this event. Here’s all the information you need to watch online.

What Channels Are the Film Independent Spirit Awards On? What Time Do the Film Independent Spirit Awards Start?

The Film Independent Spirit Awards will air live with famous faces joining the festivities as presenters. The event will be completely free to watch online, so cord-cutters will have equal access to the event as cable subscribers.

Here’s all of the information about the event:

  • When are the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2024? Sunday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT
  • Who is hosting the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2024? Aidy Bryant
  • Where are the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2024? Santa Monica Beach, California
  • What channel is showing the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2024? YouTube

How to Watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2024 Online Without Cable

The Film Independent Spirit Awards aren’t streaming on a network cable channel, nor are they on any paid streaming service. The show, including all the red carpet footage and interviews, will stream live on Film Independent’s YouTube channel and IMDb’s YouTube channel. Because YouTube is available to watch completely free without an account or subscription, you already have everything you need to watch the event.

Here are the ways to stream the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2024:

  • YouTube

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2024 Nominations

Best Feature

“All of Us Strangers”

“American Fiction”

“May December”


“Past Lives”

“We Grown Now”

Best First Feature

“All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt” — Director: Raven Jackson / Producers: Maria Altamirano, Mark Ceryak, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski

“Chronicles of a Wandering Saint” — Director: Tomás Gómez Bustillo / Producers: Gewan Brown, Amanda Freedman

“Earth Mama” — Director/Producer: Savanah Leaf / Producers: Sam Bisbee, Shirley O’Connor, Medb Riordan, Cody Ryder

“A Thousand and One” — Director: A.V. Rockwell / Producers: Julia Lebedev, Rajani Rishi, Eddie Vaisman, Lena Waithe, Brad Weston

“Upon Entry” — Directors: Alejandro Rojas, Juan Sebastián Vásquez / Producers: Sergio Adrià, Carlos Juárez, Alba Sotorra, Carles Torras, Xosé Zapata

John Cassavetes Award for the Best Feature Under $1,000,000

“The Artifice Girl” — Director/Writer: Franklin Ritch / Producers: Aaron B. Koontz, Ashleigh Snead

“Cadejo Blanco” — Director/Writer/Producer: Justin Lerner / Producers: Mauricio Escobar, Jack Patrick Hurley, Ryan Friedkin

“Fremont” — Director/Writer: Babak Jalali / Writer: Carolina Cavalli / Producers: Rachael Fung, Chris Martin, Marjaneh Moghimi, George Rush, Sudnya Shroff, Laura Wagner

“Rotting in the Sun” — Director/Writer: Sebastián Silva / Writer: Pedro Peirano / Producer: Jacob Wasserman

“The Unknown Country” — Director/Writer/Producer: Morrisa Maltz / Writer: Lily Gladstone / Writers/Producers: Lainey Bearkiller Shangreaux, Vanara Taing / Producers: Katherine Harper, Laura Heberton, Tommy Heitkamp

Best Director

Andrew Haigh — “All of Us Strangers”

Todd Haynes — “May December”

William Oldroyd — “Eileen”

Celine Song — “Past Lives”

Ira Sachs — “Passages”

Best Screenplay

David Hemingson — “The Holdovers”

Cord Jefferson — “American Fiction”

Laura Moss, Brendan J. O’Brien — “Birth/Rebirth”

Emma Seligman, Rachel Sennott — “Bottoms”

Celine Song — “Past Lives”

Best First Screenplay

Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik — “May December”

Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman, Ben Platt — “Theater Camp”

Tomás Gómez Bustillo — “Chronicles of a Wandering Saint”

Laurel Parmet — “The Starling Girl”

Alejandro Rojas, Juan Sebastián Vásquez — “Upon Entry”

Best Lead Performance

Jessica Chastain — “Memory”

Greta Lee — “Past Lives”

Trace Lysette — “Monica”

Natalie Portman — “May December”

Judy Reyes — “Birth/Rebirth”

Franz Rogowski — “Passages”

Andrew Scott — “All of Us Strangers”

Teyana Taylor — “A Thousand and One”

Jeffrey Wright — “American Fiction”

Teo Yoo — “Past Lives”

Best Supporting Performance

Erika Alexander — “American Fiction”

Sterling K. Brown — “American Fiction”

Noah Galvin — “Theater Camp”

Anne Hathaway — “Eileen”

Glenn Howerton — “BlackBerry”

Marin Ireland — “Eileen”

Charles Melton — “May December”

Da’Vine Joy Randolph — “The Holdovers”

Catalina Saavedra — “Rotting in the Sun”

Ben Whishaw — “Passages”

Best Breakthrough Performance

Marshawn Lynch — “Bottoms”

Atibon Nazaire — “Mountains”

Tia Nomore — “Earth Mama”

Dominic Sessa — “The Holdovers”

Anaita Walizada — “Fremont”

Best Cinematography

Katelin Arizmendi — “Monica”

Eigil Bryld — “The Holdovers”

Jomo Fray — “All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt”

Pablo Lozano — “Chronicles of a Wandering Saint”

Pat Scota — “We Grown Now”

Best Editing

Santiago Cendejas, Gabriel Díaz, Sofía Subercaseaux — “Rotting in the Sun”

Stephanie Filo — “We Grown Now”

Daniel Garber — “How to Blow Up a Pipeline”

Jon Philpot — “Theater Camp”

Emanuele Tiziani — “Upon Entry”

Robert Altman Award


“Showing Up” — Director: Kelly Reichardt / Casting Director: Gayle Keller / Ensemble Cast: André Benjamin, Hong Chau, Judd Hirsch, Heather Lawless, James Le Gros, John Magaro, Matt Malloy, Amanda Plummer, Maryann Plunkett, Denzel Rodriguez, Michelle Williams

Best Documentary

“Bye Bye Tiberias”

“Four Daughters”

“Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project”

“Kokomo City”

“The Mother of All Lies”

Best International Film

“Anatomy of a Fall” (France)

“Godland” (Denmark/ Iceland)

“Mami Wata” (Nigeria)

“Tótem” (Mexico)

“The Zone of Interest” (UK/ Poland/ USA)

Producers’ Award

Rachael Fung

Graham Swon

Monique Walton

Someone to Watch Award

Laura Moss, Director of “Birth/Rebirth”

Joanna Arnow, Director of “The Feeling That The Time for Doing Something Has Passed”

Monica Sorelle, Director of “Mountains”

Truer Than Fiction Award for Emerging Directors of Nonfiction Features

Set Hernandez, Director of “Unseen”

Jesse Short Bull & Laura Tomaselli, Directors of “Lakota Nation vs. United States”

Sierra Urich, Director of “Joonam”

Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series

“Deadlocked: How America Shaped the Supreme Court”

“Dear Mama”

“Murder in Big Horn”

“Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence”


Best New Scripted Series


“Dreaming Whilst Black”

“I’m a Virgo”

“Jury Duty”


Best Lead Performance in a New Scripted Series

Emma Corrin — “A Murder at the End of the World”

Dominique Fishback — “Swarm”

Betty Gilpin — “Mrs. Davis”

Jharrel Jerome — “I’m a Virgo”

Zoe Lister-Jones — “Slip”

Bel Powley — “A Small Light”

Bella Ramsey — “The Last of Us”

Ramón Rodríguez — “Will Trent”

Ali Wong — “Beef”

Steven Yeun — “Beef”

Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series

Murray Bartlett — “The Last of Us”

Billie Eilish — “Swarm”

Jack Farthing — “Rain Dogs”

Nick Offerman — “The Last of Us”

Adina Porter — “The Changeling”

Lewis Pullman — “Lessons in Chemistry”

Benny Safdie — “The Curse”

Luke Tennie — “Shrinking”

Olivia Washington — “I’m a Virgo”

Jessica Williams — “Shrinking”

Best Breakthrough Performance in a New Scripted Series

Clark Backo — “The Changeling”

Aria Mia Loberti — “All the Light We Cannot See”

Adjani Salmon — “Dreaming Whilst Black”

Keivonn Montreal Woodard — “The Last of Us”

Kara Young — “I’m a Virgo”

Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series


“Jury Duty”

Can I Watch the Oscars on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Streaming devices offer the flexibility to enjoy streaming services on your TV, computer, and mobile devices. You can watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2024 on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and Chromecast by pairing YouTube with your favorite device. You can access it on the web at and on your mobile devices by downloading the YouTube app from your device’s app store.

More to Love for Film Independent Spirit Awards Fans

If you want to catch up on the 2024 film and TV awards season, don’t miss our guides on how to go back and watch the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Emmy Awards. Of course, we’re all waiting on the edge of our seats for the results of the Oscars in March, and there are plenty of options for cord-cutters to tune in. We’ll keep you updated with news and how-to-watch guides for all the upcoming film, TV, and streaming events.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.