The night before the glitz and the glamour and the James Franco and the Anne Hathaway of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Hollywood delivers the casual and the breezy and the independent and the Joel McHale on a beach in a tent for the Spirit Awards.

joel-mchale-spirit-awardsThe Soup centerpiece and Community star will host Film Independent’s big night, with promises to make fun of Transfomers 2 and not not be racist nor misogynist nor grope any of the presenters. To see how he does – and to see who wins – tune into the Film Independent Spirit Awards tonight, Saturday, February 26 at 10PM EST/PST on IFC.

But if you want to catch the part of the event that’s better designed to show off all the pretty faces and dresses in attendance, you’ll have to tune in online a little earlier.

Film Independent and Dick Clark Productions will air a live arrivals and red carpet webcast online starting today at 2:30PM EST / 11:30AM PST. Livestream is powering the broadcast, which will feature “multi-camera, multi-host coverage, including nominee interviews, expert commentary as well as fan‐generated questions and comments for hosts to ask the celebrities in attendance.” Web exclusive videos will also pepper the online show.

Good luck to all the nominees and a big congrats to all those with an independent spirit, who make the best possible entertainment products, who take risks, and who don’t care if people will get it.

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