"The nominations for the Academy Awards were announced a couple hours ago. Although Star Trek picked up four technical nominations, it didn’t get a nod for Best Picture. Although not considered a shoe-in, the film had received a lot of buzz and many are already calling 'snub', especially due to one of the films that did make it in.
Going into the nominations, Star Trek had shown up on a number of industry watcher lists for a nomination for Best Picture, including Entertainment Weekly’s and USA Today. The film was also nominated by the Producers Guild, which usually is a good gauge of the Oscar nods. However, Star Trek and Clint Eastwood’s Invictus were the only films that didn’t make both lists, replaced by The Blind Side and A Serious Man.
The exclusion of Star Trek has got some notice (and even riled some up):
'Ten f–king slots for Best Picture, and not a-one of ‘em for JJ’s STAR TREK? That list can’t have TWO giant sci-fi movie’s on it?' - Director Kevin Smith (via Twitter)'
'In a 10-movie Best Picture field that had room for box office hits as well as indie darlings, I was surprised Golden Globe winner The Hangover, Star Trek, or (500) Days of Summer didn’t sneak in.' - Entertainment Weekly'
'Star Trek – Did the Academy learn nothing from its egregious omission of The Dark Knight last year? The fact that the Best Picture field was expanded to 10 films and included another sci fi film, District 9 makes Star Trek’s snub that much more painful. The clever and entertaining reboot of the popular franchise was crafted well. It deserved better than its handful of technical nominations.' - Zap2it'"