Jessica Biel is going to the Oscars early this year.

The beautiful 'Elizabethtown' star will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards this Saturday, two weeks and a day ahead of the main event.

The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, with excerpts from the event to be featured in the 81st Academy Awards broadcast Sunday night, February 22.

Jessica will also present the Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award to film biz vet Ed Catmull, whose credits include 'Toy Story' and 'Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan,' for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry.

Jessica will next be seen on the big screen in 'Easy Virtue' this May starring opposite Colin Firth and Kristen Scott Thomas.