Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Spirit Awards Dropped by IFC Channel, Will Stream Instead on YouTube, IMDB


The Spirit Awards have been getting lower and lower ratings for years. They bounce around at the level of 60,000 viewers.

The result is they’ve been dropped by the IFC Channel and have no broadcast home. No more big show. It’s over.

Now the Spirit Awards will stream only, on the IFC streaming channel and IMDB.com. That’s pretty disappointing. But the Spirit Awards have kind of done to this themselves over the years. The glory days of John Waters as host and really great movies getting attention are long in the past.

Hasan Minhaj will host the show on Saturday, March 4th. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” should be the big winner, setting up the Oscar winner as something else entirely.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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