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Saturday Night Live's former digital short master is back in hosting mode.

It was announced today that Andy Samberg will serve as host for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards. According to Deadline, the 28th annual awards ceremony will be held as a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 23, with the premiere broadcast airing later that evening at 10 p.m. on IFC.

Andy previously hosted the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, which was reportedly the highest rated Movie Awards since 2004.

The Independent Spirit Awards are always a nice low-key preview to the more formal Oscars, held right afterward. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will air February 24 on ABC, as hosted by another funny guy, Seth MacFarlane.

Source: Deadline

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