Margot Robbie and Miles Teller will flex their upcoming comicbook franchise muscles — “Suicide Squad” and “The Fantastic Four,” respectively — as hosts of the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, set for Feb. 7 at the Beverly Wilshire.
This year’s Sci-Tech Awards, as they’re commonly known, will feature 21 awards presented to 58 individual recipients, and portions of the event will be featured in the Feb. 22 Oscarcast.
“We’re very excited to have Margot and Miles hosting this year’s Sci-Tech Awards,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement. “Both are fresh voices in our industry and will be a welcome addition to the night where we honor our colleagues’ technical achievements.”
Added Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, “Margot and Miles represent some of the best of the next generation of rising stars, and it is only fitting that they host an evening saluting the film innovations and innovators who will inform the future.”
Robbie stars in upcoming films including “Z for Zachariah,” which premiered at Sundance on Jan. 24, and “Focus” with Will Smith, premiering Feb. 27. “Suicide Squad,” in which the actress will play Harley Quinn, bows Aug. 5, 2016. Teller stars in best picture nominee “Whiplash,” and in addition to “The Fantastic Four,” due out Aug. 7, will appear in the first “Divergent” sequel, “Insurgent,” premiering March 20.