Seth Rogen to Host the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards
by Ethan Anderton
December 13, 2011
The end of last month brought the list of nominees for the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards honoring the best in independent film, and now we know who will act as master of ceremonies and hand out the awards on February 25th in Santa Monica. A press release from Film Independent has revealed that Seth Rogen (who stars in the nominated film 50/50) will try to bring the laughs on stage for the awards ceremony which will eventually be broadcast later that same day at 10/9c on IFC. Rogen has presented at various awards ceremonies before, but this will be his first time acting as host for an event.
Though Rogen isn't known for his stand-up or hosting skills, his work on Funny People had him writing jokes and bringing the funny to actual audiences in real comedy clubs. Plus, his work in other Apatow films like Knocked Up, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Pineapple Express and most recently Paul and 50/50, show that he's more than a little funny. In addition, there's a chance that Rogen could end up with an award by the end of the night. Rogen is best friends with the film's writer Will Reiser, and executive produced the film in addition to co-starring in it with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It should be a fun ceremony with some recognition being sent towards very deserving independent films.