Sir Patrick Stewart to host academy’s Sci-Tech Awards — the first solo male host in 22 years

Sir Patrick Stewart will host the academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, Feb. 10, the academy has announced. The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, honoring new improvements and milestones in filmmaking.

Stewart will be the first solo male host of the Sci-Tech Awards since Richard Dreyfuss emceed the 68th ceremony in 1996. Since then, the academy tapped solo female hosts, like Helen Hunt (1997), Charlize Theron (2002) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (2007), before switching to a female-and-male duo in 2013. The past five Sci-Tech hosts have been Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine (2013), Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan (2014), Margot Robbie and Miles Teller (2015), Olivia Munn and Jason Segel (2016), and Leslie Mann and John Cho (2017).

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This also means we’ll definitely be seeing Stewart at the Oscars on March 4. Portions of the Sci-Tech Awards are presented on the Oscar telecast, introduced by the Sci-Tech host. (Who could forget Mann and Cho’s hilarious intro last year?)

Stewart’s film “Logan” is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, the first superhero comic book movie to break into that category.

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