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Patton Oswalt to host the Independent Spirit Awards

Nov. 19, 2013 at 1:17 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt is to serve as host of the 29th annual Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., organizers said Tuesday.

"Patton [long] has been a ... supporter of our organization, he has participated in several Film Independent Live Reads at [the Los Angeles County Museum of Art] and is also a card-holding member of the organization. I can't wait to see what he has in store for us at the awards show in March, Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent, said in a statement.

Nominations for the 2014 ceremony are to be announced Nov. 26. The prizes will be handed out March 1, Variety said.

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