Today the 2014 Emmy nominations were announced and some Star Trek veterans are being honored for their work in Television, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate Mulgrew and Brannon Braga. Details below.
Trek Vets up for 2014 Emmys
This morning the Television Academy announced their nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards. Included on the list were three prominent Star Trek vets. For acting, Star Trek Voyager star Kate Mulgrew was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for her role as Galina "Red" Reznikov in the Netflix series Orange is the new Black. This is Mulgrew’s first Emmy nomination. Just last month she picked up the Critics Choice TV Award for the same role. For the Emmy Mulgrew will be going up against Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), and Allison Janney (Mom). Orange is the new Black was also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series and a number of other awards.
Recent video of Mulgrew talking about playing Red with AP
Veteran Star Trek writer/producer Brannon Braga picked up two nominations this year, one for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series as a producer of FOX’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The show is competing against PBS’s American Masters and Pioneers Of Television, History’s The World Wars, and Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously. Braga’s second 2014 nomination was for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming for his directing of the Cosmos episode “Standing Up In The Milky Way.” Cosmos was also nominated for a number of technical awards. This is the second time Braga has been nominated for an Emmy. Back in 1994 Braga and a number of his fellow Star Trek: The Next Generation producers were nominated for Outstanding Dramatic Series.
Cosmos special feature with Braga from recently released Blu-ray
Also picking up an acting nomination is Benedict Cumberbatch (aka Khan/John Harrison in Star Trek Into Darkness). Cumberbatch was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC/PBS TV series Sherlock. This is the third year in a row that Cumberbatch has been nominated for an Emmy, but he has yet to pick one up. Cumberbatch will be facing off against Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing On The Edge), Martin Freeman (Fargo), Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo), and Idris Elba (Luthur). Sherlock was also nominated for Outstanding Television Movie and a number of other awards.
Cumberbatch Emmy nomination announced today
More information at emmys.com.