Actor/comedian/Twitter enthusiast Patton Oswalt will host the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. According to a press release from Film Independent, the 29th annual awards ceremony will take place on the Santa Monica beach Saturday, March 1, to air later that night on IFC. The Spirit Awards honor the best in the year’s American independent cinema, bestowing traditional awards such as Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay, as well as special awards like the John Cassevetes Award for the best feature film made under $500,000.
Ever the consummate self-deprecating comedian, Oswalt confirmed his hosting duties, tweeting:
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 19, 2013
Here’s hoping his opening monologue is an indie version of his Parks and Recreation filibuster.
The 29th annual Spirit Awards will air Saturday, March 1, at 10 p.m. on IFC.