The 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards may be breaking from tradition this year -- with the ceremony taking place on the Thursday before the Oscars instead of that Saturday -- but one thing remains the same: The Spirit Awards is still tapping Hollywood's biggest stars to hand out awards for indie filmmaking.
Dern, meanwhile, is a returning winner as part of Marriage Story's ensemble, which received the Robert Altman Award in 2020. Dern also received a tribute from The Gay Men's Choir, which was the highlight of last year's show, hands down:
Saturday Night Live's Melissa Villaseñor hosts the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards, which air live on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET on IFC and AMC+. In the meantime, stay tuned to ETonline.com for complete Spirit Awards coverage.