Adam Sandler, more stars to present at 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Washington [US], April 9 (ANI): The first group of presenters for the 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced and the list includes past winners and rising stars.

As per People magazine, actor Adam Sandler is one of several presenters at the awards show this year. He had won best male lead last year for his role as the gambling-addicted jeweller Howard Ratner in 'Uncut Gems'.

Renee Zellweger will also return to the show to serve as a presenter. The 51-year-old actor won best female lead for playing Judy Garland in the biographical drama 'Judy'. She later went on to win Best Actress at the Oscars for her performance.

'The Farewell' director and best feature film winner Lulu Wang will also present at the ceremony alongside Daveed Diggs, Julia Garner, Kathryn Hahn and Annie Murphy.

This year's nominees include Chadwick Boseman, Riz Ahmed, Youn Yuh-jung, Steven Yeun, Rob Morgan, Frances McDormand, Viola Davis, Nicole Beharie, Yeri Han and more.

'Saturday Night Live' cast member Melissa Villasenor will host and 'Judas and the Black Messiah' director Shaka King will serve as Honorary Chair.

The awards show is also adding several new TV categories for the first time in its history: best new scripted series, best new non-scripted or documentary series, best male performance in a new scripted series, best female performance in a new scripted series and best ensemble cast in a new scripted series.

Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' is nominated for two awards in the new categories while actors Elle Fanning (The Great) and Jordan Kristine Seamon (We Are Who We Are) are just a few of the nominees up for the best performance in a new scripted series categories.

The 36th Independent Spirit Awards will exclusively air on IFC and AMC+ live on Thursday, April 22 at 10 pm ET. (ANI)