Thursday, April 15, 2010

Star Trek Gets 5 Constellation Awards Nominations

My favourite Sci-Fi movie of 2009, Star Trek, has received 5 nominations for the Constellations Awards.

The Constellation Awards are Canada's annual science fiction awards focused on rewarding excellence in science fiction film and television. Now in its fourth year, The Constellation Awards celebrate and honour the actors, writers, and technical artists behind the best of today's science fiction film and TV works - with an added focus on Canadian contributions to science fiction film and television. The Constellation Awards are also the only Canadian science fiction film and TV awards where YOU, the Canadian viewing public, get to select the nominees and winners in all categories.

Actor Chris Pine, who plays Captain Kirk, was nominated for Best Male Performance in a 2009 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series alongside his co-star, actor Karl Urban, for his role of Doctor McCoy. They will face stiff competition from Jackie Earle Hayley (Watchmen), Sam Rockwell (Moon), and Sharlto Copley (District 9).

Zoe Saldana received two nominations, one for her role of Uhura in Star Trek and one for her role of Neytiri in Avatar as Best Female Performance in a 2009 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series. In the running are Dakota Fanning (Push), Aurora Buchanan (Doctor Who: Victimsight) and Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince).

Star Trek was nominated for Best Science Fiction Film, TV Movie or Mini-Series of 2009 (however, it failed to receive a nomination in Technical Accomplishment - a fancy way to say special effects.) The other movies in that category are Avatar, Moon, District 9 and Watchmen.

The fifth nomination goes to actor Bruce Greenwood in the category of Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2009. He played Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek.

Voting is open to the public but you need to prove you're a Canadian citizen and must pay a fee of $5 that will go towards covering the costs of the awards.

Go here to view the complete list of nominees and to vote.

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