The actor and comic will preside over Film Independent’s 29th annual trophy show March 1 under a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. Patton Oswalt appears in Ben Stiller’s upcoming awards contender The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and narrates ABC’s freshman comedy The Goldbergs. Other recent credits include the animated PBS series WordGirl and recurring on Two And A Half Men and Justified. Oswalt also is a regular at Film Independent’s Live Reads at LACMA series. “Patton is an incredibly talented writer, actor and comedian whose irreverent humor is the perfect fit for our show,” Spirit Awards executive producer Diana Zahn-Storey said. Nominations for the 2014 awards will be announced November 26.