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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Host Academy's Sci-Tech Awards

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will present the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills.

Gyllenhaal recently starred in the comedy feature, STRANGER THAN FICTION. Her filmography includes DONNIE DARKO, SECRETARY, SHERRYBABY and was the voice of Zee in one of this year's Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature Film, MONSTER HOUSE.

Among the 15 awards bestowed during the ceremony, Gyllenhall will present the Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, to Ray Feeney for his lifetime of technological contributions to the industry.

The Scientific and Technical Awards are presented by the Academy for devices, methods, formulas, discoveries or inventions of special and outstanding value to the arts and sciences of motion pictures.

Segments of the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation will be broadcast on ABC during the 79th Academy Awards Feb. 25.