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Actor Nathan Fillion to host WGA Awards in Los Angeles

Dec. 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Nathan Fillion, who plays a mystery novelist on TV's "Castle," is to serve as host of the Writers Guild of America Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

The event is to take place Feb. 17 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

"When I first accepted the honor of hosting the Writers Guild Awards, I was confused and actually thought I was receiving one," Fillion said in a statement Monday. "Since I play a writer on TV, I felt perhaps someone was under the impression I deserved an award and I wasn't about to correct them. However, now I'm in the perfect position to present myself with whichever award I choose. Who's going to know? At the very least, I can network with the most talented writers in the business in preparation for my next round of unemployment. It's a win/win."

"We think Nathan's an extraordinary choice to host the 2013 Writers Guild Awards," said the ceremony's executive producer Cort Casady. "Not only does he play a writer brilliantly on 'Castle,' but also, in addition to acting, he sings, dances, is a popular voice talent, and has a great gift for comedy. And with over 1.5 million Twitter followers, Nathan brings a smart, enthusiastic audience to our celebration of writing."

Fillion is also known for his work on the TV shows "One Life to Live," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly."

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