Last night, the Producers Guild Awards (PGA) were announced, and Star Trek XI, up for the Best Produced Motion Picture, lost to The Hurt Locker.
The loss may be a sign that the Oscar race might be a bit closer than expected and that Star Trek XI might have had a role in Avatar’s PGA loss last night.
The Hurt Locker beat out Star Trek XI, District 9, An Education, Inglourious Basterds, Invictus, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Up and Up In The Air for the top honor.
Sasha Stone of Awards Daily thinks that District 9 and Star Trek XI, two other sci-fi movies, might have hurt Avatar‘s chances. “Avatar‘s votes could very well have been stolen by District 9 or Star Trek fans,” she said. “If you go by the producers, you have J.J. Abrams, who is successful enough to be a threat. And then there is Up in the Air’s Ivan Reitman. There will be others who vote for the Pixar movie. With ten movies, the vote is potentially split up all over the place. Somehow, The Hurt Locker prevailed.”
Next Tuesday, The Academy Award nominations will be announced.
When it came to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, Star Trek XI fared better, although it was not in contention for the biggest award. Star Trek XI received the Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture Award, beating out Public Enemies and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
The full award list for the SAG Awards can be found here.