Olivia Munn And Jason Segel To Host Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

David Hill and Reginald Hudlin Announces First Slate Of Presenters And Performers For 88th Oscars®

Actors Olivia Munn and Jason Segel will 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.2000x1000sci_tech

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 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 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.87th

Oscars® producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin also announced the first slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC.

The presenters and performers, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are: Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams

Each of these artists brings a wonderfully distinctive element to the Oscars stage,” said Hill and Hudlin. “Together they represent the many thrilling ways stories can be shared about the human experience, and we’re honored they will be part of the celebration.”

SUBMISSION DEADLINES FOR 2015 OSCARS® APPROACHING

It seemed like only yesterday we all (well, most of us anyways) were drowning our mirth in drinking games while watching the Oscars and dissing virtually all aspects of the show, the host, the red carpet and the presenters. Well, it was actually months ago and a whole new Oscar campaign is about to begin and the race starts now! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 88th Academy Awards® consideration. The submission process may be initiated online at submissions.oscars.org.  For the entire list of key dates and complete rules, please visit oscars.org/rules.

Submissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates:

Scientific and Technical Awards
Documentary Short Subject
Documentary Feature
Animated Short Film
Live Action Short Film
Foreign Language Film
Animated Feature Film
Original Score
Original Song
General Entry/OSC Form
Friday, July 10
Tuesday, September 1
Monday, September 21
Thursday, October 1
Thursday, October 1
Thursday, October 1
Friday, October 30
Wednesday, December 2
Wednesday, December 2
Wednesday, December 2

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.