Margot Robbie, Salma Hayek, And Ava DuVernay To Present At Film Independent Spirit Awards
This award season, all the award shows have followed a new protocol: females are in control.
From this year's Golden Globes to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, each seemed to focus on the current epidemic sweeping Hollywood in the most tasteful way. That's by giving the women in Hollywood more opportunities to host shows and present the awards.
Apparently, the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards follow in the footsteps of its award show predecessors. The lineup of the presenters has been announced and it looks like it will be another female power-packed evening.
Margot Robbie, Ava DuVernay, And Salma Hayek Announced
It has just been confirmed that female powerhouse Margot Robbie, Salma Hayek Pinault, Lena Waithe, Scarlett Johansson, Tessa Thompson, and Ava DuVernay are set to present at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Selma and A Wrinkle In Time director DuVernay will also receive the prestigious Spirit Awards Honorary Chair.
"We are so happy to have Ava DuVernay as our Spirit Awards Honorary Chair. Ava is a remarkable filmmaker -- a writer, director, and producer we have celebrated at the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival. More than that, she is a leader and a powerful voice for change, in the industry and beyond," Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent stated.
The honor was previously awarded to actresses Jessica Chastain and Kerry Washington.
Actors John Cho and Jon Hamm are also set to present awards. Sausage Party actor Nick Kroll and SNL veteran John Mulaney will host the award show for the second time in a row.
As for the films that will win? Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird, and The Rider lead with the most nominations.
Will Independent Awards Go Black?
The 2018 Golden Globes honored the victims of sexual abuse and the Time's Up movement by wearing all black. At the Grammys, the attendees sported white roses in honor of the campaign. There hasn't been any word yet if the Independent Spirit Awards will do the same, however, there's still time.
The annual awards show began back in 1984. It is produced by Film Independent, a nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, and whose mission is to champion creative independence in visual storytelling.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards will air live on Saturday, Mar. 3, at 5 p.m. on IFC.