Film Independent, the organization which also produces the
Oswalt, who earned a Spirit Award nomination for playing a crazed football fan in 2009's "Big Fan," plays an exceptionally helpful employee of the online dating site
"Patton is an incredibly talented writer, actor and comedian whose irreverent humor is the perfect fit for our show," said executive producer Diana Zahn-Storey in a statement. "We couldn't be more thrilled that he will be hosting the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards."
Previous hosts of the Spirit Awards include John Waters,