The Omaha Press Club will honor Oscar-winning film director... and former KFAB intern... Alexander Payne as the next Face on the Barroom Floor.

Payne will be the 139th Face on the Barroom Floor, an Omaha Press Club tradition that began in 1971.

Two of Payne's movies _ "Sideways'' and "The Descendants'' won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Comic actor Will Forte will headline Payne's slate of roasters. Forte is starring in Payne's newest movie, "Nebraska.'' The movie debuts Nov. 15 at Film Streams in Omaha.

The roast is scheduled for Nov. 22 and is open to the public. The cost for dinner is $50 for people who don't belong to the club. Call 402-345-8008 to make a reservation.