Originally Posted by OneBuckFilms
I can't comment on the Blindside, but District 9 and Avatar are BOTH nominated, thus disproving your hypothesis that the Academy simply doesn't like Sci-Fi.
Also, since varions Star Trek movies have been nominated in the past in different categories, including Best Score for ST:TMP (lost to George Delerue's A Little Romance, and accompanied by Alien that same year), I'd argue that Star Trek is not particularly afflicted by the SciFi/Fantasy stigma.
There are two kinds of scifi, the kind that hollywood likes(aka lame kind) and the kind the rest of the public likes. Now if you wanna believe the media when they say district 9 and avatar are good that's your choice but they are often wrong.