Sarah Silverman's tips for award show host glory. The comedian shares her notes-to-self on how not to screw up her Independent Spirit duties

1. Practice pronouncing the name Strathairn.

2. Don’t bring up the Holocaust. It’s a monologue killer.

3. Keep the political commentary off camera. Even though the war in Iraq is queer.

4. Constantly remind yourself, ”Nobody really cares about the awards, this is my time to shine!”

5. Wear bottoms.