Seth Rogen Will Host Independent Spirit Awards

12/13/2011 02:35 pm ET | Updated Feb 12, 2012

After sticking up for James Franco and his controversial hosting stint, it looks like Seth Rogen is going to be manning the podium this time.

The "50/50" star will be hosting the 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards ceremony.

"We're incredibly excited to have Seth as the host for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards and join us in celebrating this year's exquisite films and talented filmmaking artists. Seth's charm, intelligence and quick wit are sure to light up the room and will make for a truly entertaining afternoon," said Film Independent senior director Sean Mc Manus.

Jennifer Caserta, executive vice president and general manager of IFC added: "Seth is one of the smartest and funniest actors today and we look forward to him making this one of the most entertaining Spirit Awards yet. IFC is a growing brand for original comedy programming, and our viewers are in for a good time with Seth hosting."

Rogen's most recent film "50/50" is up for The Spirit Awards' Best Feature. In the dramedy, Rogen accompanies his best friend on an unorthodox and emotional roller coaster after being diagnosed with cancer. The story is based off his own best friend's real life struggle.

It's been a big year both personally and professionally for Rogen; he recently announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Miller.

The Spirit Awards will air on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on IFC.