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Independent Spirit Awards 2016: Jessica Biel, Idris Elba To Present

Jason Bateman, Anthony Mackie and Freida Pinto have also been added to the lineup.

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    Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara star in the romantic drama "Carol." Set in 1952 in New York City, the Todd Haynes-directed film tells the story of a young aspiring photographer and her relationship with an older, married woman. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015)

    Jessica Biel and Idris Elba are heading to the beach this weekend.

    The two actors will be presenting at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards when they take place Saturday under a giant oceanside tent in Santa Monica, California.

    Jason Bateman, Anthony Mackie and Freida Pinto have also been added to the lineup.

    Previously announced presenters include Jessica Chastain, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Aaron Paul, Nate Parker, Emilia Clarke and Patricia Arquette.

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    Starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci, "Spotlight" chronicles the true story of Boston Globe editors and reporters who uncovered sexual abuse within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015)

    "Carol" heads to the ceremony with the most nominations, a total of six, including nods for best feature against "Spotlight," "Beasts of No Nation," "Anomalisa" and "Tangerine."

    The Independent Spirit Awards will be hosted by "Saturday Night Live's" Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani of "Silicon Valley."

    Best male lead nominees include Christopher Abbott ("James White"), Abraham Attah ("Beasts of No Nation"), Ben Mendelsohn ("Mississippi Grind"), Jason Segel ("The End of the Tour") and Koudous Seihon ("Mediterranea").

    The best female lead race includes Cate Blanchett ("Carol"), Brie Larson ("Room"), Rooney Mara ("Carol"), Bel Powley ("The Diary of a Teenage Girl") and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez ("Tangerine").

    The Independent Spirit Awards will broadcast live on IFC at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Rooney will serve as this year's house band.

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