'Avatar' is in, but is 'Nine' really out? And could 'Star Trek' make it to the Kodak?
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PGA nominee: Yes
SAG Ensemble nominee: No
Golden Globe Best Picture nominee: No
Oscar Status: Never say never.
Why: On one hand, there was a contingent that believed the PGA would recognize the achievement of J.J. Abrams and co. for jump-starting a dormant franchise for a whole new generation. However, with the old school stigma still associated with those two words: "Star Trek" landing the nomination is still a bit of an head scratcher. The question is, can Paramount convince enough SAG voters in the Academy jumping off the "Nine" bandwagon to select "Star Trek" instead? One thing is for sure, Trekkers everywhere now have a reason to get up early and watch the Oscar nominations on Feb. 2.