Zoe Saldana & Chris Pine to Host Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

ZoeSaldana500Beverly Hills, CA – Actors Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 9, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.  They will present nine awards to 25 individual recipients during the evening.

“We are thrilled to have Chris and Zoe host the Sci-Tech Awards,” said Academy President Hawk Koch.  “Their film experience with the kind of technical advancements these awards honor makes them the perfect pair for the job.”

Saldana, who co-starred as Uhura in Star Trek, will reprise her role in the sequel as well.  She just finished filming Star Trek Into Darkness and will soon be  in Blood Ties, with Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard, due out later this year.  Her extensive list of credits include Colombiana, Avatar and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

chris-pinePine starred in Star Trek in 2009 and will reprise his role as James T. Kirk in the sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, due out in May.  He also will be seen in the title role of the upcoming feature Jack Ryan, with Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner.  Pine’s other credits include the animated feature Rise of the Guardians, People Like Us,”This Means War and Unstoppable.

Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, produced this year by David Friendly, will be included in the Oscar® telecast.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.