6:34pm PT by Tim Appelo
Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale to Announce Spirit Award Nominees
Kate Beckinsale plays a vampire warrior in the Underworld franchise and Anthony Mackie is apparently on the opposing team as Abe's valet in the forthcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but they will put their differences aside to announce the nominees at the Nov. 29 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the London West Hollywood Hotel.
Mackie got two Spirit noms himself (for 2009's The Hurt Locker and 2004's Brother to Brother). Beckinsale slips back into her warrior suit in Underworld Awakening, slated to open in January 2012, the week after her thriller with Mark Wahlberg, Contraband, and Man on a Ledge, the thriller with Anthony Mackie.
The 27th annual Spirit Awards celebration will be held Feb. 25 at the beach in Santa Monica.