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Andy Samberg to Host Independent Spirit Awards

 

The 28th annual event will be held Feb. 23 in Santa Monica.

Actor Andy Samberg will host the Spirit Awards, Film Independent announced Tuesday. Also, longtime executive producer Diana Zahn-Storey is returning for her 18th show.

The 28th annual event will be held Feb. 23 in Santa Monica and broadcast later that evening at 10 p.m. on IFC.

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“Andy Samberg is an amazing comedian, just as offbeat as IFC,” said IFC president & GM Jennifer Caserta. “Weʼre thrilled that heʼs hosting this yearʼs Spirit Awards. This is a real treat for our viewers.”

A veteran of Saturday Night Live, Samberg appeared in 2012’s Celeste and Jesse Forever, which earned a Spirit nomination. His other credits include voice acting in Hotel Transylvania and starring in Thatʼs My Boy opposite Adam Sandler and in the BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo.

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook lead the field with five nominations each. They will compete for the best feature award alongside Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On. See a complete list of nominees here.

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