Film Independent announced today that it has once again one-upped every other awards show when it comes to securing hosts for the Independent Spirit Awards. After a ceremony last year emceed by rising stars Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani, the 2017 affair will be controlled by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. “From film to television to Broadway, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have been almost everywhere—and now their world domination will be complete,” Film Independent President Josh Welsh said in a statement. “We couldn’t think of two smarter, funnier people to host our show.” The films nominated include Moonlight, American Honey, and Loving, in which Kroll has a supporting role.
Kroll and Mulaney are obviously known for their litany of individual projects, including but not limited to Kroll Show and New In Town, but together they make up the team behind Oh, Hello, currently on Broadway. No word on whether Gil Faizon and/or George St. Geegland will show up when the Spirit Awards are handed out February 25. After all, it would require leaving the Upper West Side of New York for the sunny shores of Santa Monica.