Saldaña to Announce This Season’s Spirit Award Nominees

“And the nominees are…” That’s a line Zoë Saldaña will be repeating several times in the near future…

The 34-year-old half-Puerto Rican & half-Dominican American actress, who was recently named to Vogue’s 2012 Best Dressed list, will be announcing the nominees for the 2013 Spirit Awards on Tuesday, November 27.

Zoe Saldana

Saldaña will be joined by Anna Kendrick and Common at the special nominee announcement event at the W Hollywood.

“Anna, Zoe and Common have become an integral part of the Film Independent family and we are honored to have them join us for this big moment to announce and celebrate the best independent artists of the year,” said Film Independent’s Sean McManus.

Categories for the Spirit Awards include Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, Best Screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best International Film, Best Documentary and the Robert Altman Award.

In addition, there will be special Filmmaker Grants prizes that include the Someone to Watch Award, Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award, Piaget Producers Award and the Jameson FIND Your Audience Award.

Winners of the awards will be revealed on February 23 next year at a ceremony in Santa Monica that will air later that evening at 10 P.M. ET/PT on IFC.

Saldana, who has previously served as a presenter at past Spirit Awards events, will next appear in the highly-anticipated film Star Trek Into Darkness.

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