This Saturday, February 26th, in Santa Monica, Calif., and televised across the nation on this very channel (IFC, if you’re comatose), Joel McHale, the star of NBC’s “Community” and host of “The Soup”, will host the heck out of the 2011 Spirit Awards. We couldn’t be more excited. While a certain other awards show is proudly declaring that their co-host, James Franco, is nominated for best actor for his role in 127 Hours, the host of the Spirit Awards has directed his own film. The movie is a heartbreaking story of struggle and ultimate redemption and clearly establishes McHale as a groundbreaking director of staggering genius. Take that, James Franco!
To see all this year’s nominees and learn more about the directors, actors – male and female – and the groundbreaking films that were selected for consideration in the 2011 Spirit Award honors head right over here.
Watch Joel McHale’s Independent Film About His Cat Roy’s Cocaine Problem:
The Independent Spirit Awards air on IFC Saturday Feb. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT