Today the "Long Lists" for the 2010 Orange British Academy Film Awards has been released, and Star Trek is on ten of them. There are also indications that Star Trek is one of the top vote getters in a couple of categories, which indicates it is at least likely to end up with a couple number of nominations for the BAFTAs.
Star Trek at the BAFTAs
The BAFTAs are essentially the UK’s Oscars. Today they released their long lists which are the result of Round One voting by members of the Academy (based on 220 films entered). The first round of voting reduces the films down to fifteen in each category. Round Two voting, which opens today, will reduce these fifteen contenders down to the five nominations in each category. The nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010 will be announced on Thursday January 21. Over 6000 members of the Academy vote in the three rounds to decide the Long List, Nominations and Winners. The winners will be announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 21, 2010.
Star Trek is on the long list in the following categories:
(* Denotes one of the top five or six vote-getters from Round One)
- Best Film
- Supporting Actor (Zachary Quinto)
- Adapted Screenplay
- Make Up & Hair
- Special Visual Effects *
- Sound *
- Costume Design
- Production Design
For those keeping score with that other big sci-fi movie: Avatar shares the same lists as Star Trek (except it is on the original screenplay list), but is also on the lists for Best Director and Best Music.
Although Star Trek didn’t perform as well as other summer Blockbusters overseas, it did perform very well in English speaking countries like the UK. Just like in North America, Star Trek is the #7 movie for box office in the UK (and Ireland), with a total of $35.4M (in US$). And the film did as well with the UK critics as it did on the home front. So the film does have a chance at the BAFTAs, or at least as good a chance as the Oscars.
View the full list at AwardsDaily