How to watch the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards live stream online

Independent Spirit Awards live stream - nominee Uncut Gems
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The Independent Spirit Awards live streams start right now, delivering the Oscars' cooler younger sibling. As it happens every year, the day before the Academy Awards, the Spirit Awards honor the best low-budget, indie movies. 

The Independent Spirit Awards are produced by the Film Independent, a non-profit arts organization that champions creative independence in visual storytelling and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. 

This year, the Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 and the top nominees include Uncut Gems, The Lighthouse and Marriage Story.

The vibe of the Spirit Awards is much more chill and relaxed than the Oscars. It's held at the beach in Santa Monica, California and the stars hit the red carpet in more casual clothing than you see at the Academy Awards.

Here's everything you need to know about getting 2020 Independent Spirit Awards live streams.

2020 Independent Spirit Awards start time, red carpet and channel

The Independent Spirit Awards 2020 just began at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT today (Saturday, Feb. 8). The red carpet, hosted by Catt Sadler started at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT was broadcast live on Twitter.

Independent Spirit Awards 2020 channel: The show is broadcast live on IFC. Cable subscribers can watch the live stream on 

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How to watch 2020 Independent Spirit Awards live stream in the US 

The Independent Spirit Awards ceremony will air on IFC on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. 

Cable subscribers can use their login to watch the live stream on And select clips will be available to watch on the Film Independent's YouTube channel.

The ceremony will also be broadcast around the world live on Twitter.

You can also watch the Spirit Awards on a live TV streaming service that offers IFC:

  • Sling TV: Starting at $30 per month
  • YouTube TV: Unlimited DVR storage, 70-plus channels for $49.99
  • Fubo TV: Local channels and sports coverage for $54.99
  • Philo: 59 channels and unlimited DVR for $20

How to watch the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards red carpet live stream

The Indie Spirit Awards red carpet live stream, hosted by Catt Sadler, will be broadcast on Twitter starting at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.

International options for 2020 Independent Spirit Awards live stream

  • UK, Australia, around the world: International viewers can watch the Independent Spirit Awards on Twitter.
  • Canada: The Independent Spirit Awards live stream will be available at

The 2020 Independent Spirit nominees

Best Feature

  • A Hidden Life
  • Clemency
  • The Farewell
  • Marriage Story
  • Uncut Gems

Best Director

  • Robert Eggers – The Lighthouse 
  • Alma Har'el – Honey Boy 
  • Julius Onah – Luce 
  • Safdie Brothers – Uncut Gems 
  • Lorene Scafaria – Hustlers

Best Male Lead

  • Chris Galust – Give Me Liberty as Vic 
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr. – Luce as Luce Edgar 
  • Robert Pattinson – The Lighthouse as Ephraim Winslow
  •  Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems as Howard Ratner 
  • Matthias Schoenaerts – The Mustang as Roman Coleman

Best Female Lead

  • Karen Allen – Colewell as Nora 
  • Hong Chau – Driveways as Kathy 
  • Elisabeth Moss – Her Smell as Becky Something 
  • Mary Kay Place – Diane as Diane 
  • Alfre Woodard – Clemency as Bernadine Williams 
  • Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland

Best Supporting Male

  • Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse as Thomas Wake 
  • Noah Jupe – Honey Boy as Otis Lort 
  • Shia LaBeouf – Honey Boy as James Lort 
  • Jonathan Majors – The Last Black Man in San Francisco as Montgomery "Mont" Allen 
  • Wendell Pierce – Burning Cane as Reverend Tillman

Best Supporting Female

  • Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers as Ramona Vega 
  • Taylor Russell – Waves as Emily Williams 
  • Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell as Nai Nai 
  • Lauren 'Lolo' Spencer – Give Me Liberty as Tracy 
  • Octavia Spencer – Luce as Harriet Wilson

Best Screenplay

  • Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story 
  • Jason Begue & Shawn Snyder – To Dust 
  • Ronald Bronstein, Benny & Joshua Safdie – Uncut Gems 
  • Chinonye Chukwu – Clemency 
  • Tarell Alvin McCraney – High Flying Bird

Best First Screenplay

  • Fredrica Bailey and Stefon Bristol – See You Yesterday 
  • Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen – Driveways 
  • Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy – Blow the Man Down 
  • Jocelyn Deboer and Dawn Luebbe – Greener Grass
  • James Montague and Craig W. Sanger – The Vast of the Night

Best First Feature

  • Olivia Wilde – Booksmart 
  • Michael Angelo Covino – The Climb 
  • Kent Jones – Diane 
  • Joe Talbot – The Last Black Man in San Francisco 
  • Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre – The Mustang 
  • Stefon Bristol – See You Yesterday

Best Documentary Feature

  • American Factory 
  • Apollo 11 
  • For Sama 
  • Honeyland 
  • Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Best Cinematography

  • Todd Banhazl – Hustlers 
  • Jarin Blaschke – The Lighthouse 
  • Natasha Braier – Honey Boy 
  • Chananun Chotrungroj – The Third Wife 
  • Pawel Pogorzelski – Midsommar

Best Editing

  • Julie Béziau – The Third Wife 
  • Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie – Uncut Gems 
  • Tyler L. Cook – Sword of Trust 
  • Louise Ford – The Lighthouse 
  • Kirill Mikhanovsky – Give Me Liberty

Best International Film

  • The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (Brazil) 
  • Les Misérables (France) 
  • Parasite (South Korea) 
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France) 
  • Retablo (Peru) 
  • The Souvenir (United Kingdom)

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Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.