Andy Samberg Passes Hosting Duties to Patton Oswalt for 2014 Spirit Awards

Posted Saturday March 1, 2014 6:10 PM GMT

Santa Monica was a little hotter tonight (March 1) as the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards brought stars like Andy Samberg to town.

Passing the torch of hosting duties, the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star turned heads as he made his arrival at the big beach tent and smiled for the shutterbugs.

The Spirit Awards has carved out a nice little niche amidst the dozens of other such events this time of year by celebrating artist-driven filmmaking and recognizing the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.

As for the coveted Best Feature trophy, the nominees include “12 Years a Slave,” “All is Lost,” “Frances Ha,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Nebraska.”

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