Not that they don't ever make the final cut (no pun intended). During the last 83 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has rarely even nominated a sci-fi or fantasy film for Best Picture, and no science fiction film has ever walked away with the prize. Last year, TWO sci-fi films were up for the award, and BOTH lost. Perhaps by now, sci-fi enthusiasts are used to getting slighted, but you have to wonder.
When it comes to science-fiction movies and the Best Picture award at the Oscars, summon Rodney Dangerfield: Fact is, sci-fi movies just don't get no respect from the folks who choose the Academy Awards.
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