How To Watch The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The actress, who is nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in "Jackie", revealed on Saturday that she will not be attending the Oscars or the Independent Spirit Awards.

In fact, this year alone, nine women directors are up for Spirit Awards. The leading contenders are Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age tale "Moonlight" and Andrea Arnold's heartland odyssey "American Honey".

To live tweet and follow along with others watching the Film Independent Spirit Awards, use hashtag #SpiritAwards on Twitter.

Other Best Film nominees include Chronic, Jackie, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight, and numerous film's stars are nominated for acting awards including Chronic's Tim Roth, Jackie's Natalie Portman and Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges.

The award's namesake, Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo, was the first female pilot to fly for a major USA airline. The award's namesake, who began her career as a flight engineer at American in 1973, could not be prouder to be a part of such a very cool undertaking. One thing we can guarantee about the often unpredictable event is that La La Land won't be a victor - and it has nothing to do with how good the Damien Chazelle-directed pic might be.

"We're inspired by Bonnie's story and perseverance, and we are honored that this award for female directors will carry her name", according to Fernand Fernandez, vice president of Global Marketing for American. "We are committed to building a diverse workforce and providing opportunities for people from all walks of life". It also took home the awards for director, screenplay, cinematography and editing, as well as the Robert Altman Award, given to one film's director, casting director and ensemble cast.

The Spirit Awards will air live on TV on IFC and can also be live streamed on the Sundance Now website and app on February 25 at 2:00 p.m. PST.

  • Salvatore Jensen