Joel McHale to Host 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Community star Joel McHale is slated to host the 26th edition of the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

“The Spirit Awards is not only a celebration of the year’s filmmakers and their art, but it’s also about bringing together our diverse filmmaking community in a fun and laid-back atmosphere,” said Film Independent Executive Director Dawn Hudson said in a news release. “We’re so excited to have Joel on board as the host, and his quick wit, talent and charm makes him a perfect fit for our audiences.”

Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner wil reveal nominees Nov. 30 at The London West Hollywood Hotel. The awards show goes down in Santa Monica, Calif. Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. and airs exclusively on IFC that same night at 10 p.m.