Andy Samberg Tapped To Host The 28th Annual Independent Spirit Awards
While Billy Crystal was an absolute bore at the Academy Awards this year (I actually had to look up who hosted the show because I completely forgot), there was one award show host during the 2011 season who actually did a pretty damn good job: Seth Rogen at the Independent Spirit Awards. While the show is certainly not as high profile as the Oscars or even the Golden Globes, Rogen began his night as the master of ceremonies by delivering a monologue that was both smart and funny, skewering celebrities and the events and movies of the last year. Sadly, Rogen won't be back to host the ceremony this year, but it has been announced who will be his follow up act.
The Independent Spirit Awards announced today that Saturday Night Live star and Lonely Island member Andy Samberg has been selected to host the 2013 edition of the show, which will be the 28th annual ceremony. The program will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, the day before the Academy's ceremony. While this will be the first time that Samberg has done the ISAs, he does have some hosting experience, as he was front and center for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. The ceremony, held every year as a luncheon in Santa Monica, ignores the big studio system movies in favor of awarding movies made outside the system. Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist, just as it was at the Oscars, was 2011's big winner, taking home Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male Lead and Best Cinematography.
IFC will be broadcasting a taped version of the show at 10:00 pm ET/PT the night of the ceremony.
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