Aubrey Plaza Set to Host the Independent Spirit Awards

Epic opening monologues are the best part of every awards ceremony, and Aubrey Plaza is getting ready to deliver her first one ever. The Legion star has just been set to host Independent Spirit Awards.

Plaza is taking on hosting duties from Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, who have been roasting A-list stars at this ceremony for two years straight. Film Independent president Josh Welsh explained it was immediately clear to them she’s the perfect person for the job.

“This year we said, let’s find someone funny, smart, a cinephile, being a great actor wouldn’t hurt, and it would be an added bonus if they’ve previously won a Spirit Award. Then we realized, oh wait, that’s Aubrey Plaza!” explained Welsh.

Plaza rose to prominence as one of the cast members of NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, and starred in several critically acclaimed indies after the show wrapped up. She won a Spirit Award as a producer of Ingrid Goes West, and also played the lead in this quirky dramedy opposite Elizabeth Olsen.