By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 13, 2011 at 1:05PM
Perfect choice. Producer, writer, actor, funnyman and soon-to-be-director Seth Rogen, who has a film in the Independent Spirit hunt ("50/50"), is hosting the Indie Spirit Awards on February 25, 2012.
The 27th installment of the Spirits luncheon ceremony awarding the best in indie cinema will be held at the usual blustery Santa Monica beach tent. The show, which airs live on IFC, will be executive produced by the returning Diana Zahn-Storey. This will be Film Independent's first Indie Spirits without leader Dawn Hudson, who left to become CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
“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,” said Film Independent Senior Director Sean Mc Manus. “We’re also pleased to welcome back Diana. Her creativity and passion for independent film has delivered some of the Spirit Awards’ most memorable moments. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with this year.”