The awards show, which honors the best in independent film for the previous year, is set to take place Saturday.
Also sharing in the honor will be the film's casting director Laura Rosenthal and ensemble cast members Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Richard Gere, Bruce Greenwood, Ben Whishaw and the late Heath Ledger.
The Spirit Awards show is to air live on IFC at 5 p.m. EST Saturday.
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