8:31 am - 01/17/2013

‘Star Trek’ stars to host Oscars’ Sci-Tech awards


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards will be co-hosted by two actors quite suited to the task: Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana, respectively Kirk and Uhuru in the upcoming "Star Trek Into Darkness." The ceremony, separate from the main Oscar one, will be held on February 9th in Los Angeles, with Pine and Saldana presenting nine awards to 25 recipients.

Academy President Hawk Koch said "We are thrilled to have Chris and Zoe host the Sci-Tech awards," adding, "Their film experience with the kind of technical advancements these awards honor make them the perfect pair for the job." Not to mention the thrill a group of science and technology types must feel to have "Star Trek" come to them.

The main award Pine and Saldana will be presenting, the John A. Bonner medal for "outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences," is being given this year to visual effects supervisor and cinematographer Bill Taylor.

Taylor literally wrote the book on blue- and green-screen compositing, co-authoring chapters on the subject in "American Cinematographer Manual" and "The VES Handbook of Visual Effects" with Petro Vlahos. Taylor's visual effects work can be seen in films as wide-ranging as "Lawless," "Public Enemies," "Milk," and "Bruce Almighty."

Portions of the ceremony, as every year, will be included in the Oscar telecast on February 24th.


vickyblueeyez 17th-Jan-2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
I just can't ship reboot Kirk/Uhura. I see all these fics of Uhura cheating on Spock or some weird way of the couple to come together that I just can't read it.
keyko101 17th-Jan-2013 02:34 pm (UTC)
I completely ship them (ship everyone together tho lol), but I hate that particular plotline. I remember reading a fic that started from the old kink memes where it was mainly Uhura focused where Spock broke up with her because he was trying to protect her from him and she was all broken up about it. Like, it lead up to her getting with Kirk but the majority of the story was just her trying to find her own footing. I wish I kept the link because that story was a godsend

keyko101 17th-Jan-2013 02:35 pm (UTC)
Though I don't think I've been as active with my stanning on the couples because the fandom is ridiculous with their OTPs
vickyblueeyez 17th-Jan-2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
I don't blame you. It's gotten worse (on tumblr anyway) thanks to the new movie.
cricketgrl 17th-Jan-2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
Same. I'm a diehard Spockuhura shipper, I don't like Kirk's chemistry with her in the film.

Zach&Zoe really connect BUT I just know Abrams is gonna shit on them a little in the sequel :(

pastelstar 17th-Jan-2013 02:34 pm (UTC)
Captain Fine better look decent.
keyko101 17th-Jan-2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
I wish they had more interviews focusing on the rest of the cast. I miss all the party posts and as excited as was about cumberbatch being the villain, i'm tired of him being the one they focus on :(
vickyblueeyez 17th-Jan-2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
I agree
wordnerd98 17th-Jan-2013 03:13 pm (UTC)
Kirk and Uhuru in the upcoming "Star Trek Into Darkness"

13066301 17th-Jan-2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
All I see is Jack Frost when I hear the name Chris Pine, ngl
les_ypersound 17th-Jan-2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering if I'll ever not dislike zoe saldana for the nina simone role...she's spoiling everything. :( !
cricketgrl 17th-Jan-2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
As a huge Spockura fan I'm so disappointed with Pine & Zaldana hosting but I can see why they are doing it considering Pine is in the coveted Capt. Kirk role. It would have been better had Zach&Zoe did that together.

I'm already prepping myself for the inevitable triangle in the sequel. D:
pua_aloalo77 19th-Jan-2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
maybe zach would have been there, but he´s busy rehearsing his play in boston...
prophecypro 17th-Jan-2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
Early promo!
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