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Film Independent has announced that actor Andy Samberg will host the 28th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards. The 2013 Spirit Awards will be held February 23 in Santa Monica and broadcast later that day on IFC. Read More: A Complete Guide To 2012-13 Awards Season   "Andy Samberg is an amazing comedian, just as offbeat as IFC," said Jennifer Caserta, IFC President and General Manager. She expressed enthusiasm for Samberg's chance to emcee the Spirits, calling it a "real treat" for their viewers.   Although he is best known for his numerous years on the cast of "Saturday Night Live," Samberg played opposite Rashida Jones in Lee Toland Krieger's "Celeste and Jesse Forever," which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and earned one nomination at the Spirit Awards. »

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