Tom Hardy, who played Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis, earned an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category this year for his performance in The Revenant. And that got us wondering... Who else from the Star Trek universe received nominations this year? So, we spent a couple of hours combing the Oscar nominations and can report the following. And, in advance, congratulations and good luck to all of them:

Cameron Waldbauer is nominated along with Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway and Jason Smith in the Best Visual Effects category for their work on The Revenant. Waldbauer is currently working on Star Trek Beyond as special effects supervisor. He's also completed work on X-Men Apocalypse and Warcraft.
Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach are nominated along with Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould in the Best Visual Effects category for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Guyett served as special effects supervisor on Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness, while Tubach was special effects co-supervisor on Star Trek Into Darkness.
Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey are nominated together in the Best Film Editing category for their work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The two are longtime J.J. Abrams colleagues who'd previously lent their talents to cutting Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness

Andy Nelson is nominated for Best Sound Mixing for his work with Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin on Bridge of Spies. Nelson worked as sound re-recording mixer on Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Chris Jenkins is nominated for Best Sound Mixing for his work with Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo on Mad Max: Fury Road. Jenkins toiled as sound re-recording mixer on Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek Generations and also Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
The Star Trek connection to the Best Sound Mixing category carries on with Paul Massey, nominated for his work with Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth on The Martian. Massey was sound re-recording mixer on Star Trek (2009).
And, yes, more Best Sound Mixing nominees have a Trek connection. They'd be Frank A. Mantano and Randy Thom for their collaboration with Jon Taylor and Chris Duesterdiek on The Revenant. Mantano was credited as a sound re-recording mixer on Star Trek Nemesis, while Thom provided additional sound effects on Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.


Actually, all five films nominated for Best Sound Mixing feature a Star Trek connection. And that's because Star Wars: The Force Awakens is among the nominees, in the person of Andy Nelson, already mentioned above for Bridge of Spies.
Mark Mangini is nominated for Best Sound Editing for his work with David White on Mad Max: Fury Road. Mangini was credited as additional sound designer on Star Trek (2009), sound effects on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and ADR editor on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Alan Robert Murray is nominated for Best Sound Editing for his efforts on behalf of Sicario. Murray was supervising sound editor on Star Trek Nemesis and sound editor on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
And, finally, there's Matthew Wood and David Acord, also Best Sound Editing nominees, for their collaboration on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Wood was supervising sound editor on Star Trek Into Darkness, while Acord served as additional sound designer/sound effects editor on Star Trek Into Darkness. Wood and Acord also provided additional voices for Star Trek Into Darkness. And, just for throwing this in there for fun, Wood and Acord both worked on Fanboys, which featured a cameo by William Shatner.

Again, congrats and good luck to all the nominees. The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will be held on February 28th.

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