Watch the Oscars & Indie Spirit Awards This Weekend & Root for These Latino Nominees

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It’s a big weekend for movie nerds! The Oscars are this Sunday and even if you’re tuning in just for the fashion or whether you’ve got money riding on an Oscar pool it looks to be an exciting year. It could very well be a Mexican sweep if Gravity takes home the bronze statuettes for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.

Also, not to be missed is the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. It’s like the funnier, more irreverent, and way cooler younger sister to the Oscars. To their credit, they’ve got a much more diverse list of nominees than the Academy Awards including some Latinos. So, for all you film buffs and cine-nerds (and everyone in between), here’s your guide of where to watch and who to root for.

Independent Spirit Awards
WHEN: Saturday, March 1
TIME: 10:00 pm
WHERE TO WATCH: Independent Film Channel (IFC)
HOST: Patton Oswalt

Best Feature: Francis Ha, Producer Rodrigo Texeira

Best First Feature: Una Noche

John Cassavetes Award: Sebastian Silva for Crystal Fairy

Best Male Lead: Oscar Isaac for Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Supporting Female: Melonie Diaz for Fruitvale Station and Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave

Best International Film: Gloria, Director Sebastian Lelio

Someone to Watch Award: Aaron Douglas Johnston, Director of My Sister’s Quinceañera

Academy Awards
WHEN: Sunday, March 2
TIME: 8:30 pm EST / 5:30pm PST
HOST: Ellen DeGeneres

Best Picture: Gravity, Producer Alfonso Cuarón

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity

Best Actress, Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave