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Batkid was almost onstage at the Academy Awards. What went wrong?
Matthew Jackson

It turns out one of 2013's most heartwarming heroes was almost part of last weekend's Oscars broadcast.

Watch astronauts congratulate Gravity on its 7 Oscar wins ... from space!
Trent Moore

If those movie-inspired photos didn’t get the point across, NASA wants the world to know they’re super-psyched for Gravity’s Oscar domination.

Gravity dominates, Murray's touching Ramis tribute + more sci-fi Oscar highlights
Matthew Jackson

The 86th Academy Awards have come and gone, and it turned out to be a pretty big night for sci-fi and fantasy film.

The biggest sci-fi Oscar snub (almost) no one is talking about
Matthew Jackson

The Oscar nominations are out, and while sci-fi and fantasy is decently represented, there's one omission we can't stand.

Which genre flicks got love from the Academy in this year's Oscar noms?
Matthew Jackson

The 2014 Oscar nominations are here, and a genre film is leading the pack.

Watch Shatner give the Oscars the sci-fi shot in the arm it needed
Matthew Jackson

It wasn't a huge year for sci-fi at the Oscars, but William Shatner made sure Trekkies would have a little something to cheer about.

This epic FX reel proves why Avengers definitely deserves an Oscar
Trent Moore

Bringing together all of Marvel's various big screen heroes, we all knew The Avengers was going to be an FX extravaganza. Not surprisingly, the flick was nominated for the Oscars in the visual effects category. Want to see how they made all those insane effects?

Check out 10 special FX films the Academy thinks are Oscar-worthy
Trent Moore

In the age of wicked awesome special effects, it seems like every sci-fi blockbuster is trying to top the last. But which are the cream of the crop, according to the professionals?

See a disappointed, baby-faced Spielberg watch 1976 Oscar noms
Matthew Jackson

These days, it's hard to imagine Steven Spielberg as anything but, well, STEVEN SPIELBERG. He's been such a powerhouse for so long that it's easy to forget that he wasn't always that way. For proof, check out this footage of a very young Spielberg, fresh off Jaws, finding out via live TV that he didn't get an Oscar nomination.