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Patton Oswalt to Host WGA Awards

Actor and comedian will host West Coast version of Writers Guild Awards ceremony in February

Patton Oswalt has been tapped to host the West Coast version of the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 13, the guild announced Thursday.

“Even though I am unable to read or write, the fact that the WGAW wants me to host their awards show proves to me that the only thing bigger than the Guild’s scotch budget … is the size of their hearts,” said Oswalt in a statement.

Patton and co-writers Gerry Duggan, Wayne Federman and Erik Weiner received a Writers Guild Award nomination last year for co-writing the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards show, which Oswalt also hosted.

Hugh Fink returns as Executive Producer of this year’s show.