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Seth Rogen to Host Indie Spirit Awards

by Anne Thompson
December 13, 2011 1:05 PM
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Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen

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.”

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More: Awards, Awards, Independents, Indie Spirits


  • Mike | December 13, 2011 7:27 PMReply

    Come on guys

  • jingmei | December 13, 2011 7:22 PMReply

    Wow big news, then i'm more strongly looking forward to watching this coming soon event. p.s. jokes also can be indie. ;d

  • Steve | December 13, 2011 6:06 PMReply

    That's really cool. I'm a huge Seth Rogen fan. Living in Australia, i highly doubt i will see this anyway.

  • SJB | December 13, 2011 4:12 PMReply

    now this guy is a reason to not watch bigtime!...only one worse is Will Ferrell...(yawn)...

  • Lucas | December 13, 2011 3:52 PMReply

    In years? haha 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up was good. I had to watch it twice to fully appreciate it, but still. He was hilarious in Fan Boys. Great in Zac and Miri. Pineappple express was sheer brilliance! And I do believe that was no where near a flop. He was even great in Green Hornet. Yes, he was super douche but that was the role and Rogen played it perfectly. Everyone expected the typical hero's journey when the film was more of a buddy cop film that had you rooting more for Kato and even Budnofsky at times. 50/50 was a good film also. I wasn't as thrilled with it as most people (needed more Huston!) but it was still a good movie that proves that Rogen is not simply one dimensional. He can write really well too! Props to he and Jonah Hill who have broken out of their shells to not only lose weight, but add a change of pace to their careers.

  • david low | December 13, 2011 4:22 PM

    what part of "hasnt had a BOX OFFICE HIT in years" don't you understand. not one of his films since pineapple express has turned a profit at the box office. even green hornet, when you add up all the money spent making it, advertising it, and distributing it all over the world, couldnt break even. I love how Rogen has been saying in interviews "Green Hornet did great, and I could SO do a sequel if i wanted too...but I just dont feel like it." lol, right, I'm sure there wont be a sequel just because he doesnt feel like it. I'm sure the fact that it was a critical and commercial bomb, that couldnt make 1 dime of profit, and needed to have a last minute 3d conversion just to do as well as it did, has nothing to do with it. If you knew anything about the Hornets 75 year history before this horrible movie, youd know he was never remotely like that before, and that rogen just re-wrote the part to be the same unfunny piece of shit he always plays. Yes Jonah Hill has broken out of his shell, but Rogen is a pathetic one trick pony, who just keeps doing the same crap again and again. Oh yes, in 50/50 he played the main characters obnxious, pot smoking, man-child, foul mouthed, buddy. OH MY! What a change of pace. I repeate, Rogen hasnt had a box office hit since pineaple epxress. the general public don't like him anymore, and he needs to go away.

  • david low | December 13, 2011 2:44 PMReply

    producer, writer, actor, funny man, director...and he sucks and all of them. why are we still talking about this idiot. he hasnt had a box office hit in years. he turns out flop after flop, and yet the media keeps ramming him down our throats. who is he blackmailing anyway? Go away Rogen, your 15 minutes are up.

  • Emmanu-el Bergstein | December 13, 2011 9:56 PM

    Ad hominem attacks, incorrect statements about box office receipts, and libellous statements?

    I can only imagine what you suck at...

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