Some of them are the typical tech award nominations, which we've come to expect for spectacle movies, but there are also a lot of surprises this year, like the Original Screenplay nomination for Up or that the exemplary District 9 is in the running for Best Picture, beating out ill-received obvious Oscar-bait like Nine and Invictus.
You can see all of the sci-fi/fantasy Academy Award nominees after the jump.
Avatar - Best Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects
District 9 -Best Picture, Film Editing, Visual Effects, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Up - Best Picture, Best Animated Feature Film, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Writing (Original Screenplay)
Coraline - Best Animated Feature Film
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus - Art Direction, Costume Design
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Cinematography
Star Trek - Make-Up, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Sound Mixing