Star Trek Wins First Oscar

For the first time ever, Star Trek has won an Academy Award.

In one of four categories for which it was nominated, Star Trek XI won an Academy Award.

010609OscarIn the Makeup category, Star Trek XI (Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow) won, beating out Il Divo and The Young Victoria for the honor.

Burman, Hall and Harlow were on hand to accept the award, thanking J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot and their co-workers.

In the Sound Editing  and Sound Mixing categories though, Star Trek XI lost out to The Hurt Locker, and Avatar beat out Star Trek XI in the Visual Effects category.

Michael Giacchino (Star Trek XI) won his first Oscar in the Music (Original Score) category for his work in Up.

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