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Pair to chair Spirit Awards

Hayek, Tarantino tapped for topping duties

Salma Hayek and Quentin Tarantino will serve as honorary co-chairs of the 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards.

Hayek and Tarantino are also aboard to present at the Feb. 26 kudocast, along with thesps Javier Bardem, Laura Linney, Gael Garcia Bernal, Robin Williams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Val Kilmer, Patricia Clarkson and David Alan Grier. Samuel L. Jackson will act as master of ceremonies.

The Spirit Awards, which annually fete distinguished voices of the independent film community, will be a tented event on the beach in Santa Monica.

Kudocast will air live on IFC at 5 p.m. ET. IFC sister network Bravo will air an encore presentation at 10 p.m.

IFP, a nonprofit org for independent filmmakers, has 9,000 active members.

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