Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hollywood Nerds Get Eye Candy

Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestow a slew of Oscar awards on deserving film makers and actors. The night before the awards, a special ceremony is held honoring the scientific contributions made to film technology that year (like the morphing metal stuff from Terminator 2). The Academy has a tradition of naming a movie star to host the ceremony. Some of the notable hosts of the Scientific & Technical Awards over the years have been Tom Hanks, Richard Dreyfus, Arnold Schwarzenegger and other a-list stars.

Starting in 1998 with the lovely Ashley Judd, the host of the Sci Tech awards has been a certified Hollywood hottie. Scarlett Johansson, Rachel McAdams, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jessica Alba have hosted the last four ceremonies and now the Academy is announcing that Jessica Biel will be the host for this year's event. If you ask me, I think the Academy is throwing these nerds a bone (so to speak). They probably sit in front of computers all day in dark rooms and don't get a chance to live the glamorous lives of their acting counterparts. The Academy has the right idea here: Give these eggheads one of the hottest actresses out there to hand them their awards. Maybe next year they should have dual hosts and get Daniel Craig to attend so the female nerds (nerdettes) get some love.

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