Spirit Awards Tue 11.19.2013

Spirit Awards Host Mystery Solved: It’s Patton Oswalt!

Actor/comedian/Live Read superstar Patton Oswalt will host our favorite day of Awards Season, the Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 1, 2014. “Patton has been a long supporter of our organization, he has participated in several Film Independent Live Reads at LACMA 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,” said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent.

Oswalt joins a great tradition of insolent hosts who take joy in joking about the thrill of the gig:

Andy Samberg: “…I can finally do all the material that would be appreciated only in this room, like “Hey Wes Anderson, Hal Ashby called. He wants his establishing shots back.”

Rainn Wilson: “The Independent Spirit Awards honor the very best of independent cinema. And that title applies to a huge spectrum of movies. Some of them have been seen across the country, and adored by tremendously diverse audiences and even cross the $150 million mark, like Juno. Some of them are completely obscure and you’ve never even heard of them—like every single other movie we’re honoring today.”

Sarah Silverman: “What’s the difference between the Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars? The Oscars are chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. These are chosen by Judah Friedlander.”

By Pamela Miller / Website & Grants Manager