Elizabeth Banks to host academy’s Sci-Tech Awards


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Actress Elizabeth Banks, she of the remarkably comfortable-with-any-gag sense of humor (see ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’), will undoubtedly bring the yucks as host of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technical Awards. Ms. Banks will present 15 awards to 45 recipients at the event, which takes place at the Beverly Wilshire on Feb. 20.

Among the winners: Industrial Light and Magic’s Imocap on-set performance capture system, used in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,’ and the ARRISCAN film scanner for use in the intermediate digital process. A full list of the nominees can be found here.

-- Paul Gaita

Photo: Elizabeth Banks. Credit: Getty Images.

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