Set the TiVo (or TiFaux, if you will) for the BEST award program for film. Yes, I am speaking of the Independent Spirit Awards which air before the Oscars every year. We LOVE the Independent Spirit Awards show (although why they are not doing it on the beach in Santa Monica this year, as usual, is a mystery). In most years, we will have seen more films nominated for a Spirit award (pictured) than the Oscar. Why? Independent films are just better, that's why. I'm not a snob, just realistic.
You can read more about the Spirit awards here.
You can read more about this year's show, airing live tonight, here.