The 2014 ceremony, honoring the best in independent film, will take place on March 1 in Santa Monica with the broadcast airing that evening at 10 p.m. ET/PT on IFC. Nominations will be announced Nov. 26.
“Patton has been a long supporter of our organization, he has participated in several Film Independent Live Reads at LACMA and is also a card-holding member of the organization. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us at the Awards show in March,” said Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent.
Previous hosts of the boozy Spirit Awards gala include Seth Rogen, Andy Samburg and Joel McHale.
Oswalt can next be seen in Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”