On Sunday tens of millions watched the original Captain Kirk help close out the Winter Olympics, and next Sunday tens of millions will see the new Captain Kirk help hand out the Oscars. Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences updated its list of presenters for the Academy Awards, and Star Trek’s Chris Pine is on the list (along with a Trek movie cameo actor).
Pine (and Perry) to Present at Oscars
This year Star Trek is nominated for four Oscars, and now Trek fans have another reason to tune into the Academy Awards. Today the Academy updated its list of presenters. This year they are mixing up the list. Of course there are a number of previous Oscar-winners like Barbara Streisand and Charlize Theron, but the list of presenters also includes young actors from popular films like Chris Pine (Star Trek), Taylor Lautner (Twilight), Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) and Sam Worthington (Avatar). Also on the list is filmmaker Tyler Perry, who had a cameo in the 2009 Star Trek movie.
No word on what award Pine will be presenting or who he will paired with. This will not be Pine’s first big award show. Last year he (and Zachary Quinto) presented at the Golden Globes.
Here is the updated list of presenters (more to be added later)
Robert Downey Jr.
Samuel L. Jackson
Pine at Critics Choice Awards – actor to present at Oscars
The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET.