Paramount Opens 'Nemesis' Awards SiteBy Caillan
January 8, 2003 - 11:22 AM
Paramount Pictures recently launched a promotional web site to push 'Star Trek Nemesis' for consideration in major awards ceremonies, including this year's Oscars.
The site, located at Awards.Paramount.com, highlights potential nominees in thirteen categories, including producer Rick Berman for Best Picture, Stuart Baird for Best Director and John Logan for Best Adapted Screenplay, based upon a story he devised with Berman and Brent Spiner.
Patrick Stewart is the only actor pushed as a possible award nominee, but the majority of the film's key technical personnel are put forward for consideration. These include director of photography Jeffrey L. Kimball for Best Cinematography, editor Dallas Puett for Best Editing, composer Jerry Goldsmith for Best Original Score and VFX supervisor Mark O. Forker for Best Visual Effects.
The site also features positive quotes from critics, including Richard Roeper and Leonard Maltin, a synopsis of the movie, and two video clips. The first, 'Learn To See In The Dark,' is taken from the space battle at the end of the film and is obviously included to highlight the film's visual qualities, while the second clip, 'Meetings,' shows the first meeting between Shinzon and Picard, no doubt to draw attention to the actors' performances.
If 'Nemesis' is nominated for any Academy Awards, it will likely be in the technical categories, as mainstream awards bodies traditionally pass over genre films in the creative categories. Trek has been nominated for ten Oscars over the years in categories such as Best Makeup (Star Trek: First Contact,' 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country'), Best Original Score ('Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,' 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture') and Best Art Direction ('Star Trek: The Motion Picture'). 'Star Trek IV: The Voyager Home' managed the most nominations, scoring nods for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing.
This year's Oscar nominations will be announced on February 11, with the ceremony scheduled to be held on March 23.