Posted by: Nick Novelle <Send E-Mail> Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 8:04 p.m. IP Address: 184.108.40.206
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Baffling Oscar nom(Vader47000)
> It is baffling to me that, aside from Jerry Goldsmith's score for the
> original film, this was the only Trek score nominated for an Oscar. But
> that's just how lame the Academy is. Had James Horner been 10 more years
> into his career, ST2 might have been nominated as it should have. Michael
> Giacchino may have been nominated for the 2009 movie if he hadn't also
> done Up that year, for which he won.
Not baffling at all. As is very often the case at the Oscars, the Best Original Score nomination was used as a consolation prize to a film that was liked, but couldn't win/be nominated for other areas.
For example, if this site were nominated for Best Use of Annoying Black Background in a Supporting Role.