While I was performing one of my frequent perusals of ifc.com—generally for the purpose of re-watching Portlandia clips—I saw an ad for THIS.
First of all, I had no idea the Independent Spirit Awards were even televised, but what excited me more was seeing Joel McHale’s face right next to the title. I have been saying for ages that he would be an excellent choice to host an awards show, so I am just tickled that there are some similarly minded people out there. Sure, it would be nice to see him employ that perfect comedic timing for a higher-profile and more pop culture-laden affair, like the Golden Globes or the Emmys, but you know what? I love awards shows. I love Joel. I will be watching this. Probably whilst fantasizing about being cocooned inside those long, tux-clad limbs. Besides, it will be nice to see a show that promises some slightly different victors than the all-but-predetermined Oscar winners of the following night.