As Oscar night draws closer, the average age of the announced presenters is descending by the day. Show producers, clearly attempting to woo potential teenage watchers, recently announced Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner would appear on the program (Cyrus and Efron for the second time, Stewart and Lautner for the first).

Also announced to present are last year’s acting winners Sean Penn, Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz.

And Elizabeth Banks, following in a grand tradition of Glamorous Young Female Stars Who Hope the Gig Will Lead to Better Oscar-Related Things (recently: Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams), last weekend hosted the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards, awarding Oscars to 45 individuals who achieved enormously impressive things that we couldn’t begin to describe. (The last male to host the Scientific and Technical Awards was Tom Hanks, back in 1992.)

 


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