Spirits pull up a chair for Bardem
The Oscar nominee and past Spirit Award winner will also present at the star-studded event.
Oscar nominee Javier Bardem has been busy with awards ceremonies. (Valerie Macon, AFP / Getty Images)
A Spirit Award winner in 2001 for "Before Night Falls," the 38-year-old Spanish actor also will be a presenter at the star-studded ceremony, which is one of the hottest tickets in Tinseltown. Honorary chairs are selected not only for their achievements in film, but for their commitment to independent filmmaking. Previous chairs include Maggie Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro and Naomi Watts.
Additional presenters for the show, which will be hosted by Rainn Wilson of "The Office," include Alan Arkin, Jason Bateman, Kate Beckinsale, Cate Blanchett, Jon Hamm, Josh Hartnett, Julian Schnabel, John Waters and Tom Wilkinson.
The Spirit Awards will air live on the Independent Film Channel; an edited version will be telecast Saturday evening on AMC.