Oscar Watch: Charlize Theron

Thesp to host Tech Oscars

HOLLYWOOD — Charlize Theron will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Scientific & Technical Awards March 2 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Thesp also will make her second appearance as an Academy Awards presenter when she introduces the taped Sci-Tech segment during the live Oscarcast.

Among the 25 statuettes handed out for outstanding technical achievements is the honorary Gordon E. Sawyer Award, which this year goes to Edmund M. DiGiulio for his lifetime of technological contributions to the industry.

The Sci-Tech awards are presented by the Academy for devices, methods, innovations and inventions that contribute to and expand the art and science of filmmaking.

Theron next will be seen alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Patrick Swayze in “Waking Up in Reno.”

The Oscars will be presented March 24 at the Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland.