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Star Trek Vet Stromberg Wins Design Academy Award + Photos Of Trek Celebs At Oscar Events

While the Oscars were not a big year for Star Trek, one Trek vet, designer Robert Stromberg, picked up an Academy Award. More details below, plus photos of Star Trek vets at Oscar events, including JJ Abrams, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner, and Whoopi Goldberg…plus George Takei with Oscar-winner Colin Firth.

 

Star Trek Designer Stromberg Wins Oscar

This year there was one Star Trek alumni who took home an Oscar at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Robert Stromberg picked up the Academy Award for Best Art Director for his work on Alice In Wonderland, which he shared with Karen O’Hara. Stromberg worked as a matte artist on Star Trek: First Contact, the Star Trek: Voyager pilot episode "Caretaker", and the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "The Best of Both Worlds" and "A Matter of Time".

Stromberg picked up two Emmy Awards for his Star Trek work, in 1992 and 1995. Star Trek designer Mike Okuda, who shared a Star Trek nomination with Stromberg in 1991, sent out a "congrats" via Twitter last night to his former Trek cohort.


Production designer Robert Stromberg accepts the Best Art Direction award for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ onstage during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California

PHOTOS

Stromberg Joins Abrams, Saldana & Hemsworth at Vanity Fair Oscar Party


Production designer Robert Stromberg (R) arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.


Katie McGrath and Producer J.J. Abrams (Star Trek 2009) arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.


Actor Jason Bateman (L) and writer/director J.J. Abrams attend the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower Hotel on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.
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Actress Zoe Saldana (ST09: Uhura) arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.


Actress Zoe Saldana (ST09: Uhura) arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.


Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower Hotel on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.
 

Trek stars at Oscar Week events

Other Star Trek alums were spotted at Oscar week events on both coasts.


Actress Jennifer Morrison (ST09: Winona Kirk) arrives at the 4th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Soho House on February 25, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.


Actor Ben Cross (ST09: Sarek) arrives at the OK! Magazine and Britweek Oscar Celebration at the London Hotel on February 25, 2011 in West Hollywood, California


William Shatner (TOS: Capt. Kirk) and wife attend Day 1 of the GBK Oscar Globes Gift Lounge at W Hollywood on February 25, 2011 in Hollywood, California.


Actress Whoopi Goldberg (TNG: Guinan) cuts the ribbon at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards – “Meet The Oscars” New York at Grand Central Terminal on February 23, 2011 in New York City.

Takei w/ Oscar winner

This photo was from earlier in the election season, but features George Takei with the winner of Best Actor, Colin Firth.


Actors Maria Conchita Alonso, Colin Firth and George Takei attend the Kings Speech luncheon celebrating Colin Firth’s Walk of Fame Star at Delphine on January 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Charla
February 28, 2011 4:53 pm

Everyone looks really good and like they had a great time-

This is not my area of expertise (fashon that is), and I think JJ and his wife look good together, but her shoes…. yuck.

It’s a woman thing, OK? LOL

Harry Ballz
February 28, 2011 4:53 pm

Holy crap! How tall is the woman standing next to JJ???

February 28, 2011 4:55 pm

@1: “This is not my area of expertise (fashon that is), and I think JJ and his wife look good together, but her shoes…. yuck.”

Shush boy. The mads are watching.

Norman Bates
February 28, 2011 5:11 pm

WELL DONE BRITAIN !!!

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
February 28, 2011 5:21 pm

How does the Shat get all of the hot women. How did J.J get a Hot Woman. How did I get a Hot woman to agree to mary me. Yes. I do have a Hot Bride to be. Yes. It is True.

Charla
February 28, 2011 5:25 pm

LOL Harry—-

#3 Jeyl, I am not a boy- and I am just not up to date with the fashions today. I guess I am more into the classic fashions. In other words, I didn’t mean it personally :D So no mods get mad at me…. or mads either one hehe

Charla
February 28, 2011 5:27 pm

Congrats to you Commodore! You know you’ll have to post some pictures of the big day!

Red Dead Ryan
February 28, 2011 5:28 pm

5

Does your hot bride happen to be Lt. Marlena Moreau?

gingerly
February 28, 2011 5:53 pm

@5

Aww. Congrats, Mike!

GarySeven
February 28, 2011 9:59 pm

#5- Yes, Congrats Mike! That is the best news one can have.

Gilberto
February 28, 2011 10:06 pm

Congrats, Mike. I’ve been married for 9 years with a hot chick myself. And I still don’t know what she saw in a nerd like me. It must be the Klingon in me…

Phobos
March 1, 2011 12:01 am

I like the photo of Ben Cross. He really impressed me as Spock’s father. I hope he is in the sequel.

captain_neill
March 1, 2011 1:42 am

5

Lucky to have a hot woman married to you.

Unfortunately some of us are still single. Which at times can be a bit depressing.

captain_neill
March 1, 2011 3:09 am

12

He was good as Sarek, but I think Mark Lenard will always be Sarek to me.

Iva
March 1, 2011 3:21 am

I don’t know remember him from anywhere else so I can’t tell if he is a good actor or not, but for me, original Sarek is one of original crew that just can not be replaced.
He had a unique “wise ambassador aura” that none of other high ranking vulcans had, or vulcans in general now that I think about it. You could practically imagine him as a patrician in an old Roman Senate right next to real historical people.

Iva
March 1, 2011 3:25 am

Since there is no edit option, let me repeat that post, just in case somebody misunderstood.

I don’t know/remember Ben Cross from anywhere else but the abrams Trek, so I can’t tell if he is a good actor or not, but for me, original Sarek is another one of the original crew that just can not be replaced.
He had a unique “wise ambassador aura” that none of other high ranking vulcans had, or vulcans in general now that I think about it. You could practically imagine him as a patrician in Roman Senate right next to real historical people.

Iva
March 1, 2011 3:32 am

Also, try comparing abrams Nero with the first Romulan we get to meet in TOS, the commander ( Lenard ), and dare say they are the same species.
*Shakes her finger at J.J.

Norman Bates
March 1, 2011 4:02 am

@5

Is she an Orion Slave girl?

March 1, 2011 4:08 am

Ben Cross for Romulan Commander role in Star Trek sequel.

Come on! You know you want to, Bob Orci. ;) :-}

TK
March 1, 2011 5:10 am

16: Iva– watch Ben Cross in “Chariots of Fire”. The movie won best picture at the Oscars in 1981. He is a well known actor.

El Chup
March 1, 2011 9:33 am

Oh my! Colin Firth with George Takei? Now there’s a photo I never expected.

Maybe Takei is up for King’s Speech 2: Drag Queen Speech?

keachick
March 1, 2011 11:42 am

Ben Cross plays Spock’s father, Sarek, in this new timeline. Sarek is still reasonably young here. Why would the producers turn him into a Romulan commander? Unfortunately, Mark Lenard cannot reprise his part as Sarek as he is deceased. Ben Cross played the part very well.

Charla
March 1, 2011 7:31 pm

Ben Cross played the role of Sarek beautifully-

Red Dead Ryan
March 1, 2011 8:05 pm

22

Mark Lenard played a Romulan Commander before Sarek. The poster was just suggesting–tongue in cheek–that Ben Cross play a Romulan Commander as a “nod” to TOS casting.

Rah
March 4, 2011 11:41 am

He (Ben Cross) could also play a Klingon Captain (Mark Leonard-TMP)!!

Kirk, James T.
March 6, 2011 7:40 am

Colin Firth in Star Trek 2? maybe :D

jez
April 5, 2011 2:37 pm

I dout Colin Firth would star in Star Trek 2, as long as the St Trinians franchise is still alive.

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