JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie has picked up another award nomination, this time for a Hugo Award from the World Science Fiction Society. In addition Star Trek vet Brannon Braga picked up a nomination for his work on FlashForward. More details below.
Star Trek nominated for Hugo
Star Trek was nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. The for that category are:
- Avatar Screenplay and Directed by James Cameron (Twentieth Century Fox)
- District 9 Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell; Directed by Neill Blomkamp (TriStar Pictures)
- Moon Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
- Star Trek Screenplay by Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman; Directed by J.J. Abrams (Paramount)
- Up Screenplay by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter; Story by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, & Thomas McCarthy; Directed by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar)
In addition, Star Trek veteran Brannon Braga is nominated in the Short Form category for the pilot episode of FlashForward.
A complete list of nominees for all the Hugos is available at thehugoawards.org
The winners will be announced at the World Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne, Australia in September.
Ninth time the charm?
It is no surprise that Star Trek was nominated for a Hugo. In fact all but two previous Trek feature films were nominated, with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek Nemesis being the exceptions. However, no previous Trek film has won a Hugo. Things have been better on the TV side as four previous Star Trek episodes won Hugos (TOS: "The Menagerie, Parts 1 & 2" and"City on the Edgoe of forever"; TNG: "The Inner Light" and "All Good Things"). Also, the original Star Trek won a special award in 1968.