By Adam B. Vary
Updated November 14, 2012 at 09:24 PM EST

It’s almost Hollywood law: After the super-human slog of awards season, on the day preceding the Academy Awards, everyone gets to dress down and let loose at the Independent Spirit Awards.

So it has been, and so it shall be again — Film Independent, the not-for-profit organization behind the Indie Spirits, announced Wednesday that the 28th Indie Spirit Awards will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, the day before the 85th Oscar ceremony.

The show will be broadcast that night on IFC at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Nominations for the Indie Spirits will be announced on Nov. 27. At the 27th Spirit Awards, held last February and hosted by Seth Rogen, The Artist became the first film since 1986’s Platoon to win the top prize at both the Indie Spirits and the Academy Awards.

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