The awards, first presented in 1931, honor achievements that improve the production, distribution and exhibition of movies. Past winners include IMAX and Avid.
Pine and Saldana both have several credits in movies with serious technical chops. Pine starred in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” and will appear in this year’s sequel, “Into Darkness.” Saldana, a “Star Trek” co-star, also starred in James
Cameron’s “Avatar,” which helped spur the recent explosion in 3D films.
"We are thrilled to have Chris and Zoe host the Sci-Tech Awards," Academy President Hawk Koch said in a statement. "Their film experience with the kind of technical advancements these awards honor makes them the perfect pair for the job."
David Friendly is producing the presentation, parts of which will be included in the Oscar telecast Feb. 24.