Taraji_P._Henson_at_2010_Independent_Spirit_AwardsIFC will continue broadcasting the Film Independent Spirit Awards through 2020 under an agreement announced Wednesday.

“IFC is the perfect home for the Film Independent Spirit Awards,” said Film Independent President Josh Welsh. “They’re smart, irreverent, funny and just crazy enough to do a live broadcast from a tent on a beach in February. We’re thrilled to be renewing with them and look forward to making mischief together for three more years.”

The Spirit Awards recognize the best in independent films. This year’s 32nd annual ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, hosted by actor/comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney.

IFC has been televising the show since 1994.

“The Film Independent Spirit Awards provide an important platform for emerging independent voices, celebrating the industry’s best and brightest,” IFC President Jennifer Caserta said. “It’s a true privilege for IFC to remain the broadcast home for the Film Independent Spirit Awards and we are pleased to continue our longstanding and successful relationship.”

—City News Service

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