Not even an introduction by Vice President Joe Biden nor a hand-raising rendition of her song by pop superstar Lady Gaga was enough to land Diane Warren an Oscar win in her eighth try. And that seemed to be the story Sunday night for the 17 nominees with Star Trek connections we were watching out for.
Warren, who composed the song that would later be used as the opening theme for “Star Trek: Enterprise” had to watch as Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes won for Original Song for their song, “Writing’s on the Wall” from the James Bond film “Spectre.”
But it wasn’t all disappointment from those nominated. Mark Mangini grabbed an Oscar after four tries for his work in sound editing on “Mad Max: Fury Road.” His first Oscar nomination, of course, came in 1987 for “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.”