Spirit Awards 2023: Hasan Minhaj to Host Ceremony, March 4

Winners will be announced in a March 4 ceremony in Santa Monica.

Hasan Minhaj will host the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards, on March 4.

The ceremony, which is set to take place March 4 in Santa Monica, will be streamed live on IMDb and across various social platforms, including Film Independent’s YouTube channel, starting at 2 p.m. PST. (It had previously aired on IFC for several years.)

Minhaj is known for his breakout comedy special Homecoming King, which focused on his immigrant experience, and his political satire show, Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj, which earned a Peabody Award and an Emmy.

“With his unparalleled ability to bring both humor and perception to the issues around us, Hasan Minhaj is the ideal host to help us celebrate these independent artists,” said Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent. “We can’t wait to see what surprises he has in store for the Spirit Awards on March 4.”

The production team for the show includes Eddie Delbridge of Live Digital Entertainment, Shawn Davis, Danielle Federico and Andrew Schaff.

Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the nominations for the 2023 Spirit Awards with 8 nods.

The winners are voted on by Film Independent members.