February 07, 2007 at 04:00 PM EST

Hey, Maggie Gyllenhaal — you’ve had one of the biggest years of your life! You starred in a ton of movies like World Trade Center, Sherrybaby, and Stranger Than Fiction! You earned kudos from coast to coast! You gave birth to a bouncing baby Sarsgaard! What are you gonna do next? Why, you’re going to host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific & Technical Awards this Saturday!

I know that it may seem like a shabby consolation prize for her Oscar snub (hard to believe that Maggie G. has never been nominated), but this is a pretty big deal. The S&TAs honor folks who have come up with inventions and devices and other do-dads that have improved the film industry. These 15 awards are not competitive, so we already know that the winners will include Star Wars effects dude Richard Edlund (he’ll get the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation) and visual effects software developer Ray Feeney (the Gordon E. Sawyer Award). So, PopWatchers, now you know what you’ll be missing when you get up to refill the popcorn bowl as they show highlights from the S&TAs during the Oscars telecast.

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