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Rainn Wilson to host Spirit Awards

WGA backs 'Office' actor for IFC telecast

With a go-ahead from the WGA, Rainn Wilson will take on hosting duties for Film Independent’s 2008 Spirit Awards.

Thanks to a waiver from the guild, Wilson, a Writers Guild of America member, will also help write yuks for the kudofest. “The Office” star also briefly appears in multiple Spirit nominee “Juno.”

The ceremony will take place in a tent on the Santa Monica beach on Feb. 23, one day before the Oscars. An uncensored live telecast will begin at 5 p.m. ET on the Independent Film Channel.

Sarah Silverman hosted last year.

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