The Academy of Motion Picture Ares and Sciences presented the Oscars on February 27. In the science fiction genre, perhaps the biggest win was for Shaun Tan, who became the first Worldcon Guest of Honor to win a competitive Oscar for his short animated film The Lost Thing. A full list of genre winners appears below.
- Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
- Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg (Production Design) and Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)
- Achievement in Cinematography: Inception, Wally Pfister
- Achievement in Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
- Achievement in Makeup: The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
- Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): “We Belong Together,” from Toy Story 3, music and lyrics by Randy Newman
- Best Animated Short Film: The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
- Achievement in Sound Editing: Inception, Richard King
- Achievement in Sound Mixing: Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick
- Achievement in Visual Effects: Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, and Peter Bebb
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