Are 'Star Trek,' 'District 9' and 'Avatar' on the list? You bet they are
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Pros: It was a word of mouth phenomenon that silenced all naysayers by winning over audiences and critics alike. Its success has director J.J. Abrams being touted as the next Steven Spielberg and created a number of new potential screen stars including Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.
Cons: Besides the fact its science fiction you can't ignore its also "Star Trek." Those words may still have a very negative connotation with the Academy. Is the membership really comfortable with placing a film with that title next to their all time greats? Even as a nominee?