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Andy Samberg to host Independent Spirit Awards Saturday

Andy Samberg to host Independent Spirit Awards Saturday

Andy Samberg is gearing up to host the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards this weekend, but he confessed on Monday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that he still has a little prep work to take care of before the show.

Samberg joked that he's already seen "at least four" of the nominated films, but he's pretty confident he can work his way through the long list of contenders before the ceremony on Saturday.  Although Samberg says there's some "rogue stuff" among the nominated films, many of them are also up for Academy Awards, including Silver Linings Playbook, Moonrise Kingdom, and Beasts of the Southern Wild

Get the full list of nominees

We're looking forward to seeing what Samberg has up his sleeve for his hosting gig, and we're pretty sure nominated actors and actresses are excited too - but not just for the award ceremony. Half the fun is what goes on BACKSTAGE at the Spirit Awards!

This year, celebrities will be treated with a host of goodies that includes everything the stars need to get Red Carpet ready in The Official Presenter Gift Lounge backstage - and it's all for a good cause! MATTEL GAMES will make a donation to Film Independent on behalf of each star that visits the Gift Lounge. The donation will help support Film Independent’s mission to champion the cause of independent film and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.

The gift bag includes Fashion Forms to avoid the wardrobe malfunction (we're looking at you, Andy Samberg), GKhair for achieving the perfect Red Carpet 'do, Larissa Love Cosmetics for a camera-ready face and Yoplait Greek 100 for those watching their waist lines. Plus they'll be treated to the Perfect Pearl Luxury Skincare Collection for BABY and Mom - perfect for expecting parents/new parents who are presenting like Channing Tatum and Matt McConaughey!

Check out all of the goodies - some that haven't even hit stores yet - and join us in wishing we got the star treatment too!

MATTEL Pass The Popcorn! Game, FASHION FORMS Lingerie Accessories for the Red Carpet & BeyondGKhair On-the-Go Gift Collection, YOPLAIT GREEK 100 One-Year Supply of Product, PERFECT PEARL Luxury Skin Care Collection for Mother & Baby, Caribbean Living Magazine & Cayo Espanto Resort, Sookbox, JABRA Vox Headphones and Gift Card for JABRA REVO Headphones, THURSDAY FRIDAY Handbags & more!

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are scheduled to air Saturday, February 23rd, at 10:00 p.m. Eastern on IFC. 

 

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