Watch 37th Independent Spirit Awards live stream: tune in online from anywhere

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Without a doubt one of the hippest events on the film and TV awards calendar, the 37th Independent Spirit Awards celebrates the best TV shows and films of the year that may have escaped your radar because there weren't billions of big studio dollars promoting them. Get a grip on what you really ought to be watching by tuning into the 2022 Independent Spirit Awards live stream online and on TV, wherever you are.

37th Independent Spirit Awards live stream

Date: Sunday, March 6

Time: 5pm ET / 2pm PT / 10pm GMT / 9am AEDT

Venue: Santa Monica Pier, California

US live stream: IFC or via FuboTV FREE trial or Sling

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The Oscars' offbeat sibling who doesn't always play nice at dinner parties, the Independent Spirit Awards is now in its 37th year, and as proudly alternative as it's always been. To give you a flavor of what to expect, past winners include Pulp Fiction, Mystic Pizza, Memento, and Dirty Dancing - all classics by modern standards. 

Zola, the black comedy based on a Twitter thread, has racked up seven nominations at this year's show, ahead of psychological drama The Novice with five, and The Lost Daughter, and Wild Indian, which are up for four accolades each. Watch out for nominated British shows It's a Sin.

From breakout hits threaded together on a shoestring, to slower-paced, reflective productions, it's guaranteed to reveal something a little different for your watch-list. Read on as we explain how to watch a 2022 Independent Spirit Awards live stream from anywhere. We've also listed the 37th Independent Spirit Awards nominees further down the page.

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How to watch 37th Independent Spirit Awards: live stream in the US

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The Independent Spirit Awards is being televised on IFC. The show starts at 5pm ET / 2pm PT on Sunday afternoon.

If you have the channel as part of your cable package, then you're good to go.

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At the time of publication it looks like the 37th Independent Spirit Awards is only being televised in the US. 

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37th Independent Spirit Awards nominations - film

Best Feature

  • A Chiara
  • C'mon C'mon
  • The Lost Daughter
  • The Novice
  • Zola

Best Director

  • Janicza Bravo – Zola
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter
  • Lauren Hadaway – The Novice
  • Mike Mills – C'mon C'mon
  • Ninja Thyberg – Pleasure

37th Independent Spirit Awards nominations - TV

Best New Scripted Series

  • Blindspotting
  • It's a Sin
  • Reservation Dogs
  • The Underground Railroad
  • We Are Lady Parts

Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series

  • Black and Missing
  • The Choe Show
  • The Lady and the Dale
  • Nuclear Family
  • Philly D.A.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.