Olivia Munn and Jason Segel will team up to host this year’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation. The event, which is held separately from the actual Academy Awards show, will be on Saturday, February 13, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. They will present 11 awards to 33 individual recipients and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers during the evening.
“The Sci-Tech Awards Presentation is one of our special events during Oscar® season, and we’re thrilled to have Olivia and Jason as this year’s hosts,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their humor and charm will be terrific complements to the brilliance of our colleagues and their outstanding scientific and technical achievements.”
Munn’s feature film credits include Ride Along 2, now in theaters, as well as Mortdecai, Deliver Us from Evil and Magic Mike. She also starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series The Newsroom for three seasons. Munn will appear as Psylocke in the upcoming X-Men sequel X-Men: Apocalypse.
Segel currently stars in James Ponsoldt’s dramatic biopic, The End of the Tour, in which he plays author David Foster Wallace. His other film credits include Forgetting Sarah Marshall (writer), The Muppets (writer, producer), Get Him to the Greek (writer, co-producer), I Love You, Man and Knocked Up. On television, Segel starred in How I Met Your Mother and Freaks and Geeks. Additionally, Segel is an author for a children’s middle-grade fiction series titled Nightmares!
Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be included in the Oscar telecast.
Popular Mechanics is a proud supporter of the Scientific and Technical Awards.
The 88th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.