Mandi Bierly
January 25, 2010 AT 06:32 PM EST

Eddie Izzard has been tapped as emcee of the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards, which air live from Los Angeles on March 5 at 8 p.m. PST/11 p.m. EST on IFC. Nominations were announced Dec. 1, and include (500) Days of Summer, Precious, The Last Station, Amreeka, and Sin Nombre for Best Feature.

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