Thursday, February 19, 2009

2009 Spirit Awards

Sandra Oh announced the nominees along with Jason Bateman. On Saturday, February 21 she will be one of the presenters along with these people:

Presenters and performers for this year's show include, Jessica Alba, Christina Applegate, Alec Baldwin (who also serves as the Honorary Chair for this year's awards), Elizabeth Banks, Jason Bateman, Thomas Haden Church, Bryan Cranston, Claire Danes, Laura Dern, Zooey Deschanel, Cameron Diaz, Aaron Eckhart, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Teri Hatcher, Anne Hathaway, Taraji P. Henson, Emile Hirsch, Robyn Hitchcock, Sir Ben Kingsley, John Leguizamo, Melissa Leo, Lucy Liu, Andie Macdowell, Michelle Monaghan, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ellen Page, Robin Wright Penn, Rosie Perez, Tarra Riggs, Blair Underwood, Kerry Washington, John Waters, Rainn Wilson, Evan Rachel Wood, and ZO2.

The 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards ceremony, hosted by award winning actor/comedian Steve Coogan, will air uncut, uncensored, and commercial free on IFC (Independent Film Channel) Saturday, February 21 LIVE at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT. will deliver up-to-the-minute news and video on the event, including a live streaming webcast during the red carpet arrivals and from the press room, an updated announcement of the winners, and photo galleries of both the red carpet at the event and at the IFC Indie Film Celebration after party. Last year's Spirit Awards telecast was honored with a 2009 Writer's Guild Award.

Film Independent's Spirit Awards is a celebration honoring films made by filmmakers who embody independence and who dare to challenge the status quo. Televised on IFC for more than ten years and covered internationally by the press, Film Independent's Spirit Awards has become the vanguard event in independent film, recognizing the achievements of independent filmmakers and promoting independent film to a wider audience. Often referred to as the "Un-Oscars," the Spirit Awards ceremony is a lively, casual event shot on location in a beachfront tent in Santa Monica, CA.


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