Gyllenhaal to Host Oscar’s Sci-Tech Awards

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Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will present the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 10, at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills.

Gyllenhaal recently starred in the comedy feature Stranger Than Fiction. Her filmography includes roles in Donnie Darko, Secretary, Sherrybaby and one of this year’s Oscar® nominees for Best Animated Feature Film, Monster House.

Among the 15 awards that Gyllenhaal will present during the ceremony is the Academy’s Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, which is being bestowed on Ray Feeney for his lifetime of technological contributions to the industry.

The Scientific and Technical Awards are presented by the Academy for devices, methods, formulas, discoveries or inventions of special and outstanding value to the arts and sciences of motion pictures.

Segments of the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation will be shown during the 79th Academy Awards® telecast.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. The Oscars® will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour red carpet arrivals segment, “The Road to the Oscars.”