Who knew that Sir Patrick Stewart
could make even an awards ceremony autocue sound like the work of a great playwright.
Stewart acted as the master of ceremonies at the The Academy
’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards which took place at the swanky Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills last night, and kicked off the evening by suggesting that he might have had to fight off another legendary British actor for the gig.
“Word has been circulating, I know, that Helen Mirren
might be taking my place,” the “Logan
” star joked. “Sorry, folks!”
One would have thought that Stewart’s previous experience aboard the Starship Enterprise during his adventurous “Star Trek
” days might put him in good stead in a room full of “geeks and nerds,” but the actor confessed, after a surf and turf dinner of beef tenderloin and chilean sea bass, that he might not be au fait with some of the finer points of galactic