The 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards have found their co-hosts: “Saturday Night Live” powerhouse and soon-to-be “Ghostbuster” Kate McKinnon and “Silicon Valley” supporting star Kumail Nanjiani. The nonprofit, which also produces the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, will hold the 31st annual awards ceremony as a daytime luncheon in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 27, with the premiere broadcast airing live exclusively on IFC.
“We are ridiculously excited to have Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani hosting the Spirit Awards this year,” said Josh Welsh, Film Independent’s President. “They are two of the smartest, funniest human beings on the planet and I can’t wait to see what creative mayhem they bring to the show in February.”
“Kate and Kumail embody the wildly smart – yet slightly twisted – comic sensibility that IFC is known for,” added IFC President Jennifer Caserta. “I anticipate that their fresh and unexpected take on hosting the Spirit Awards will set a new bar and have everyone talking.”
For a complete list of Indie Spirit Award nominees, click here.