Olivia Munn and Jason Segel are set to host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation 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, Mortdecai, Deliver Us from Evil and Magic Mike. She also starred in HBO’s The Newsroom for three seasons. Munn will next be seen 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. 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.
Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be included in the Oscar telecast.
The 88th Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 28 on ABC.