EDDIE IZZARD TO SERVE AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES FOR
THE 25TH FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
Here's the press release:
LOS ANGELES (January 25, 2009) - Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, is pleased to announce that acclaimed comedian Eddie Izzard will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Izzard's tangential, absurd, bizarre, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit, which suits the irreverent, laid-back style of the Spirit Awards. The milestone anniversary will be a late-night celebration on Friday, March 5, 2010 at LA Live's event deck in downtown Los Angeles.
The 25th Film Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 and the ceremony will air live and uncut on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. PST/11:00 p.m. EST on IFC (Independent Film Channel).
"Eddie Izzard will bring his hilarious energy to this year's ceremony, while paying tribute to the independent spirit and artists who have produced some of the world's best original films," said Jennifer Caserta, EVP and GM of IFC. "The Spirit Awards are the pinnacle celebration of independent work in the film industry, and we are proud to have been a dedicated partner and television broadcast home for the awards for more than fifteen years."