Aubrey Plaza is set to host the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards which will take place in Santa Monica early next year.
Film Independent president Josh Welsh talked about the selection in a press release this Monday:
“The search for a great Spirit Awards host is never easy,” said “This year we said, let’s find someone funny, smart, a cinephile, being a great actor wouldn’t hurt, and it would be an added bonus if they’ve previously won a Spirit Award. Then we realized, oh wait, that’s Aubrey Plaza! So thank you Aubrey, for hosting the Spirits!”
Plaza won a Spirit Award last year as a producer of Ingrid Goes West, which took the Best First Feature win. She also starred in the Matt Spicer pic opposite Elizabeth Olsen. The Spirit Awards will take place the day before the Oscars potentially revealing some favourites for the major prizes at stake there.
2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards,will air live from Santa Monica on February 23 on IFC.