Film Independent announced today that actor and comedian Steve Coogan will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 2009 Spirit Awards, to take place in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 21, 2009. "Film Independent and the Spirit Awards exist to support original and diverse voices in film, and that mission extends to our Spirit Awards host," said Dawn Hudson, Film Independent's executive director, in a statement. "We can't wait to see what Steve brings to the show." The 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards ceremony will air on IFC (Independent Film Channel) LIVE at 5 pm EST/2 pm PST.