The 86th Academy Award nominees were announced in Los Angeles this morning, and Star Trek Into Darkness was among the honored films in this year's rankings!
The team of Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann, and Burt Dalton were named as nominees for best Visual Effects for their work in the twelfth Star Trek film.
Visual Effects Supervisor (and Second Unit Director) Roger Guyett and Burt Dalton were also nominated for their work on the 2009 Trek film, where they lost to the team behind the extravagant effects of Avatar.
While we know some of our readers didn't care for the Into Darkness storyline (play nice in the comments, folks!), there's no denying the impressive work that went into making the film look amazing in IMAX and on Blu-ray -- from the visit to Kronos to the aerial battle through a futuristic San Francisco.
While the film surely faces some daunting competition at this year's Academy Awards from Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, and The Lone Ranger, we wish the Into Darkness visual effects team all the best.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony will be held on March 2.