The new Star Trek is just starting to pick up awards, but the original Star Trek isn’t done yet. The nominees for the 25th annual Television Critics Awards have been announced and the original series Star Trek was nominated for the ‘Heritage Award’. In addition some shows from Trek veterans are also nominated for TCA awards.
Star Trek nominated for Heritage Award
According to the TCA, the Heritage Award "recognizes a long-standing program that made a lasting cultural or social impact.” Although the TCA awards have been going for 25 years, the Heritage Award has only been given out in the last seven years. The previous winners are: “The Simpsons”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “60 Minutes”, “Nightline”, “The West Wing”, “The Sopranos”, and “The Wire”. Besides "Star Trek", this year’s nominees are “ER”, “M*A*S*H”, “Saturday Night Live”, and “The Shield”.
Trek vet shows also nominated
The TCA also nominated two shows from members of the new Star Trek ‘Supreme Court.’ "Fringe" (created by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) was nominated for Outstanding New Program of the Year. Also "Lost" (created by Abrams and Damon Lindelof) is nominated for Program of the Year, as is "Battlestar Galactica", co-created by TNG era Trek vet Ron Moore.
The Awards are selected by the association’s 200-plus member critics and journalists. The winners will be announced August 1st at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California. Chelsea Handler, host of E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” will open the ceremony.
A complete list of nominees and more info can be found at tvcritics.org.