Trek '09 was only good when you compare it to Voyager, or Enterprise, or Nemesis.
On it's own, it wasn't that great.
Right, that's why it outperformed every other version by a hundred miles.
In fact, it was as good or better than most Trek since the original series.
The general public - not, notably, a group that's less smart or lacks the fine taste of Trekkies - has already voted on this movie. How many tickets and/or DVD purchases is the studio required to refund because of not winning this award?