Andy Samberg has been tapped to handle hosting duties for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2013. The Spirit Awards are the cooler, indie version of the Oscars, with the winners all - obviously - coming from the world of independent films. It's the only big award show held in a tent on the beach, furthering the casual vibe.
Film Independent co-presidents Sean Mc Manus and Josh Welsh announced Samberg's involvement, with Mc Manus stating: "The moment I heard Andy's name, I knew we had our host for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards. He's one of the most funny young comedic actors working today and having him join us in celebrating this year's exceptional films and talented filmmaking artists is a true honor."
Samberg starred in one of the more enjoyable indies this year - Celeste and Jesse Forever - as well as one of the least enjoyable big studio movies, That's My Boy. He also provided the voice of 'Jonathan' in the animated comedy, Hotel Transylvania.
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