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Indie Spirits Awards, BAFTAs, and More Plan New Dates After Oscars Change

Indie Spirits Awards, BAFTAs, and More Plan New Dates After Oscars Change

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally published June 15]

Now that the 2021 Oscars have officially been delayed from February 28 to April 25, 2021, many other award shows and festivals that play a crucial role on the Oscar season circuit are also changing their dates. IndieWire will be keeping track of the changing 2020-2021 awards season with this running list of new dates for important events on the circuit.

Independent Spirit Awards

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, which has traditionally been held the day before the Oscars, is breaking with tradition by moving its ceremony to Thursday, April 22 at 10pm Et. The awards ceremony had originally bumped to Saturday, April 24 following the Oscars push, but now it will be held on the Thursday before the Oscars. Organizers are calling the Thursday move “a one-time break from the show’s usual tradition as a live daytime event occurring on the Santa Monica beach the Saturday before the Oscars.”

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