Geek Dream Date Set For Tech Oscar Show

Ouch, dude. Jennifer Garner, the Alias hotty-of-hotties, has been confirmed as the presenter of this year’s Academy Award scientific and technical awards.

The non-broadcast event takes place on Valentine’s Day at the Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. two weeks before the February 29 Oscar main-event on ABC.

In addition to competition prizes, two honorary kudos are set to be given by Garner: One to Bill Tondreau, a pioneer in robotic camera operations and the other to Digidesign, a company that makes digital-audio systems to edit movie soundtracks.

With an eye for the babes (and a means to get publicity for awards the general public doesn’t much care about) the sci-tech awards have, in the recent past, snagged Kate Hudson and Charlize Theron for presenting duties.