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The Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted by Joel McHale Saturday, February 26 2011 at 10 PM Eastern/Pacific exclusively on IFC Presented by Stella Artois
Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner

About the 2011
Film Independent
Spirit Awards

Another year of remarkable independent film has created an exciting lineup for the 2011 Spirit Awards. See all this year's nominees and learn more about the directors, actors - male and female - and the groundbreaking films that were selected for consideration in the 2011 Spirit Award honors. This year's awards will be hosted by Joel McHale, star of Community and host of The Soup.

The Spirit Awards will air on IFC on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm E/P.

The Nominees

Best Male Lead

Learn more about the actors nominated for this year's award. ALL NOMINEES

Best Feature

See the films nominated for the 2011 honor. ALL NOMINEES

Best Female Lead

See the actresses nominated for this year's award. ALL NOMINEES

Best Supporting Male

See the actors nominated for this year's award. ALL NOMINEES

Best Director

Read about the directors nominated for their work this year ALL NOMINEES

Best Supporting Female

Learn more about the actress nominated for this year's award. ALL NOMINEES

2010 Red Carpet Gallery

See photos from the 2010 Spirit Awards

Spirit Awards Highlights

26 years at the Spirit Awards
Film Independent Spirit Awards 2011 Nominee Announcements, with Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards What's New and Next Guide, join the discussion February 26 at 10/9C. Brought to you by the HTC Thunderbolt by HTC, quietly brilliant.
Click here to see the Spirit Awards 2010 winners Make your picks. Click here to download the ballot. Thanks to our sponsors: Acura and Stella Artois.

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