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Duo to co-chair Spirit Awards

Gyllenhaal, Howard to host nom reception

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Terrence Howard will serve as honorary co-chairs for Film Independent’s Spirit Awards.

The thesps will host the nominee reception on Feb. 22 and be presenters at the Spirit Awards ceremony on the beach at Santa Monica two days later, with Sarah Silverman hosting.

Gyllenhaal’s received Spirit Award nominations for “Happy Endings” and “Secretary”; Howard received nods for “Hustle & Flow” and “The Best Man.”

Past honorary chairs include Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Duvall, Jodie Foster, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee, Julianne Moore, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Naomi Watts.

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