The nominations for the 43rd Saturn Awards were announced today and Star Trek Beyond has been nominated in four categories. Not only that but Star Trek: The Animated Series and some Trek alums have also been nominated. Get the details below.
Beyond Picks Up 4 Saturn Nominations
Today the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror announced the nominees for their 43rd Annual Saturn Awards. Star Trek Beyond garnered four nominations, including Best Science Fiction Film where it will be going up against Arrival, Independence Day: Resurgence, Midnight Special, Passengers, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Two Beyond cast members have also been nominated: Chris Pine for Best Actor and Zachary Quinto for Best Supporting Actor. And finally Monica Huppert and Joel Harlow are nominated for Best Make-up.
The nominations were announced today via video by Greg Grunberg, who himself appeared in Star Trek Beyond (see video below).
Also up for four Saturn nominations is the JJ Abrams produced 10 Cloverfield Lane and Deadpool, however other films racked up even more, especially Rogue One which lead with 11 nominations. Beyond’s four nominations is the fewest of the Abrams trilogy, with 2009’s Star Trek garnering six nominations (including one win) and Into Darkness had five nominations. Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek: First Contact tie for the record number of Saturn nominations with ten each.
Beyond wasn’t the only Trek honored by the Saturns. CBS’ 2016 Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Animated Series was nominated for Best DVD or Blu-ray Television Release. It’s going up against releases from Banshee, Hannibal, Mr. Robot, Salem’s Lot, and Versailles.
Giacchino Nominated For Star Wars not Star Trek + More Star Trek Alums nominated
A number of Star Trek alumni are nominated for Saturns this year. As noted before, JJ Abrams is nominated as producer for Best Thriller with 10 Cloverfield Lane. Star Trek Into Darkness’ Khan Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for Best Actor for Doctor Strange. Winona Ryder (Star Trek‘s Amanda Grayson) was nominated for Best Actress (TV) for Stranger Things. Three VFX artists who worked on Star Trek before were nominated for Best Visual Effects: Richard Bluff (Doctor Strange), John Knoll (Rogue One) and Robert Legato (who won the Oscar last weekend for The Jungle Book). Finally, Michael Giacchino didn’t get nominated for Best Music for his work on Star Trek Beyond but he did for his work on Rogue One.
A full list of nominees can be found at the official SaturnAwards.org. The 43rd Annual Saturn Awards will be held on June 21st in Burbank, California.