seth rogen getty Seth Rogen is 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards hostThe 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards have announced the host for the 27th annual award ceremony – actor Seth Rogen. The ceremony will be held during a daytime luncheon on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, Feb. 25 and will air that evening on IFC at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

“We’re incredibly excited to have Seth as the host for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards and join us in celebrating this year’s exquisite films and talented filmmaking artists. Seth’s charm, intelligence and quick wit are sure to light up the room and will make for a truly entertaining afternoon,” says Film Independent Senior Director Sean McManus.

“Seth is one of the smartest and funniest actors today and we look forward to him making this one of the most entertaining Spirit Awards yet,” says Jennifer Caserta, Executive Vice President & General Manager, IFC. “IFC is a growing brand for original comedy programming, and our viewers are in for a good time with Seth hosting.”

Should be a fun awards ceremony. We’ve always like Mr. Rogen.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."