Andy Samberg to Host 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Andy Samberg will host the Film Independent Spirit Awards at their 28th annual awards ceremony held as a luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.

Samberg is most famous for his stint on Saturday Night Live, where he’s just completed his seventh and final season. He also stars in Celeste and Jesse Forever, written by and co-starring Rashida Jones. The film has been nominated for a Spirit award for best first screenplay. See all the nominations here.

Other film credits include Sean Anders’ That’s My Boy opposite Adam Sandler; Will Gluck’s Friends With Benefits opposite Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis; John Hamberg’s I Love You, Man opposite Paul Rudd and Jason Segel; Chris Miller’s animated feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs with Bill Hader, Anna Farris and James Caan; and Akiva Schaffer’s Hot Rod, starring Jorma Taccone, Ian McShane, Sissy Spacek, Isla Fisher and Bill Hader.

Samberg was also nominated for a Grammy, along with his Lonely Island partners Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, for their first comedy album, Incredibad, included the Emmy-winning rap, “D*** In A Box” featuring Justin Timberlake. Earlier this year they released their follow up, Turtleneck and Chain, which was nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Best Comedy Album and featured Akon, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.

The Spirit Award broadcast is famous for raunchy speeches that are uncensored, hilarious and sometimes downright bizarre. Watch it on Feb. 23, 2013 on IFC at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Paula Schwartz

About Paula Schwartz

Paula Schwartz is a veteran journalist based in New York who is passionate about the movies. Her idea of heaven is watching three movies in a row. She’s written for various outlets, including the New York Times,, and MovieMaker Magazine. For five seasons, she contributed to the New York Times seasonal movie blog, Carpetbaggers, where she covered major awards events and interviewed stars like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Helen Mirren.

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