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Earlier this year the 2009 Star Trek movie became the first in the franchise to win an Academy Award. And now seven of the people who worked on the film have been invited to join the ranks of those who vote on the Oscars. Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their 2010 invitees and on the list were seven members of the Star Trek team, including Zoe Saldana, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman.
Orci, Kurtzman & Saldana & more Star Trek 2009 vets invited into Academy
The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are the people who cast the votes for the Academy Awards. The list of around 6000 voting members is invitation only. Today AMPAS announced this year’s list of "135 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures."
And on the list were seven members of the Star Trek 2009 team:
- Zoe Saldana – Actress – Uhura
- Alex Kurtzman – Co-writer
- Roberto Orci – Co-writer
- Daniel Mindel – Cinematographer
- Mindy Hall – Make-up [Oscar-winner]
- Joel Harlow – Make-up [Oscar-winner]
- Russell Earl – Visual Effects Supervisor
The full list is available at www.oscars.org
While it is great to see so many of the Star Trek team recognized, there does seem to be a name missing. Barney Burman shared the Make-up Oscar with Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow, and has film credits dating back to 1984 (Star Trek III). However, he was not invited to become a voting member. TrekMovie has confirmed that Burman is not already a member.
Mindy Hall, Barney Burman, and Joel Harlow with their Makeup Oscars for “Star Trek” – the first Trek wins in history