This year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards will be hosted by comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney but not a dog named Zack, for reasons which are made abundantly clear in a just-released teaser video.
This will be the second time hosting for Kroll and Mulaney, who oversaw last year’s celebration of independent cinema to considerable acclaim. “The only thing better than having Nick Kroll and John Mulaney host the Spirit Awards is having them host the Spirit Awards twice,” Film Independent President Josh Welsh said in a statement last November, when it was announced the pair would return. “They did such an amazing job last year and we’re thrilled to have them back in 2018.”
This year’s Spirit Awards — where Call Me By Your Name leads the pack with six nominations — will be broadcast Saturday, March 3 on IFC starting at 5 p.m. ET. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry. You can find a full list of nominees here.
Exclusively watch that new teaser video, above.