Patton Oswalt will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which as per usual will go down the afternoon before the Oscars in Santa Monica (which in 2014 means March 1st).
Oswalt follows a well-received hosting gig from Andy Samberg last year (though Indiewire had a few issues with the ceremony beyond Samberg). The actor-comedian (recently seen in “Young Adult,” “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” and “Nature Calls”) is a promising choice given his reliably excellent standup, though he’ll also need to be prepared to intervene if booze-fueled speeches get out of control again this year.
The nominations for the awards come out on November 26th. Check out Indiewire’s predictions here.