Independent Spirit Awards, From the Couch: A Reminder Why

February 22, 2015 5:50 PM

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Approximately 24 hours after the Independent Spirit Awards stop broadcasting live from the beach in Santa Monica, perhaps a billion people around the world will be tuning into the also-live broadcast of the Academy Awards. And if you were watching the Spirit Awards live on IFC, there was no escaping this fact, as approximately every 15 minutes a commercial for the Oscars would air -- almost identical each time.

As many have mentioned, the line of distinction between the Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars is a bit rough; there's no denying that there will be a lot of duplications between tonight's winners and tomorrow's. (If you haven't filled out your Oscar ballot yet, then know that the smart money ...

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