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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keanu Reeves added to Spirit Award presenters list, Patton Oswalt to host

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keanu Reeves added to Spirit Award presenters list, Patton Oswalt to host

(Yahoo! Movies) - The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards — or, as we sometimes like to think of it, the hip younger sibling of the Oscars — is but days away, and we can't wait to see what kind of funny business host Patton Oswalt comes up with for his turn at the Santa Monica beach-side podium. (Spoiler: It won't include any live birds, we know that much.)

Before we get there, though, we've got one more new round of presenters to add to the list of who will be on tap to dole out the celebratory goods this weekend.

Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keanu Reeves, Aubrey Plaza, Jane Lynch, and Garrett Hedlund have all been added to the presenters list for Saturday's 29th Annual Spirit Awards event.

Ejiofor, of course, is in the running this year for Best Male Lead for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, a picture which is also nominated in 6 other categories, including Best Feature. Meanwhile, Hedlund starred in fellow current Best Feature contender Inside Llewyn Davis, which has a total of 3 Spirit Award nominations.

These five will join previously announced presenters for the show which include Oscar Isaac, Anna Kendrick, Jon Hamm, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Moss, Fred Armison, Sarah Paulson, Gong Li, Kathryn Hahn, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman, Michael Sheen, Greta Gerwig, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andy Samberg, and Will Forte.

In addition to what's up Patton's sleeve and a star-studded list of presenters, half the fun is what happens backstage at the Spirit Awards - including the gift lounge. This year, celebrities will be treated with a host of goodies in The Official Presenter Gift Lounge at The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The gift bag includes a one year supply of Breyers Gelato Indulgences plus a subscription for streaming your favorite flicks and TV shows and two spoons to add to make the perfect date night. Celebs will also pick up a one year supply of Dark Horse Wine - the Official Wine of the Spirit Awards, a pair of New Balance Fresh Foam 980 running shoes and a DJI Phantom 2 Vision flying camera! You read right: a FLYING CAMERA!

Check out the goodies and join us in wishing we got the star treatment too!

 

The Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday, March 1 in sunny Santa Monica, California, and Yahoo will be on hand to stream the red carpet arrivals and more live from 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET until 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET!

The ceremony later airs on IFC at 10 p.m. PT/ET.

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