Seth Rogen To Host Spirit Awards

LOS ANGELES (December 13, 2011) – Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced that Seth Rogen will serve as host for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The 27th annual awards ceremony will be held as a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 25, and the premiere broadcast will air later that evening at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on IFC.

Diana Zahn-Storey, a longtime executive producer of the Film Independent Spirit Awards will be returning this year. After executive producing the show for fifteen years and the Los Angeles Film Festival for eight, Diana left Film Independent in 2009 to co-found Nuts-n-Bolts Productions. Over the past two years, Nuts-n-Bolts has produced several events including the Children Mending Hearts Peace Please Gala, Los Angeles Point Honors Gala and the treats! Magazine Launch party. In past years, Diana has worked on the PacSun Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo, the 2010 Glee premiere and the 2010 Entertainment Weekly Emmy Party, in conjunction with Larry Abel Designs. Diana has more than twenty-five years experience in film, television and event production.

  1. Just the comment that I was going to make. If younger viewers is what the Academy wants, then they should have people who are in movies that twenty-somethings see. Preferably, the hosts also should be people who have done standup, not just memorized lines for films.

  2. Let me guess, there will be jokes about being fat, jewish and smoking weed. Have we had enough of of the Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill un- funniness yet? Wake me when it’s over.

  3. Are you kidding me?
    I wouldn’t award that ass dog catcher.
    He’s GOT TO have revealing photos of half of Hollywood the way his career is going. (-on second thought, with 50/50 and Hornet, I may be wrong…)
    A true sign of the apocalypse.

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