‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins Saturn Award For Best Makeup

The 43rd Annual Saturn Awards were held last night in Burbank California, and last year’s Star Trek Beyond was nominated in four categories. Beyond took home the award for Best Makeup, accepted by Monica Huppert and Joel Harlow. This can go a small way to making up for what many see as a snub for Star Trek, when it lost out to Suicide Squad at the Academy Awards earlier this year.

Joel Harlow working on Star Trek Beyond (Paramount Pictures)

Star Trek Beyond was also nominated for Best Science Fiction Film Release, Best Actor (Chris Pine), and Best Supporting Actor (Zachary Quinto). Those awards went to Rogue One for Best Science Fiction Film Release, Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool for Best Actor, and John Goodman of 10 Cloverfield Lane for Best Supporting Actor.

More Trek at the Saturns

CBS’ 2016 Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Animated Series was nominated for Best DVD or Blu-ray Television Release, but it lost out to Hannibal

It was a good night for Star Trek producer JJ Abrams. As a producer he won Best Thriller Film for 10 Cloverfield Lane, and he is executive producer for 11.22.63 and Westworld, which won for Best Presentation on Television Production and Best Science Fiction Television Series, respectively.

Composer Michael Giacchino, who scored all three Bad Robot Star Trek films, including Beyond, did not get any love for his Star Trek work but was nominated for both Rogue One and Doctor Strange yet lost out to Justin Hurwitz for La La Land.

A full list of winners can be found at saturnawards.org.

As for celebs, the only Star Trek star on hand was The Next Generation’s Denise Crosby who was one of the presenters.


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Na endlich!

Glad to hear it.

John Goodman deserves every award for 10 Cloverfield Lane. He was phenomenal.

Beyond definitely deserved to win best make up, glad to see it getting it’s due here. Should have got the Oscar too.

“Doctor Strange” has a superb score. Much better than the repetitive, monotonous “La La Land” (if I hear “City of Stars” one more time…)

I must be an outlier…Doctor Strange hit Netflix recently, I had to turn it off after fifteen minutes. Completely unwatchable.

Certainly one of the most overrated Marvel films. Its popularity confounds me. But I love the Marvel films, so, I own it. And I endured it. Go figure.

The movie was pretty good. I liked it more on second viewing.
But I was talking about the score, not the movie.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved “La La Land,” but find it’s inclusion in the Saturn Awards bizarre. I guess it was eligible for music because it was nominated for “Best Independent Film” — but that whole category seems weird to me. Aren’t the Saturn Awards a means of honoring excellence in genre films (science fiction, horror, fantasy, thriller, etc.) that are generally overlooked by mainstream awards? So why have this oddball category stuck in there that can include anything deemed “independent?”

Glad I wasn’t the only one thinking that….maybe musicals are considered fantasy.

At least they didn’t consider Beyond a comedy, like “The Martian” a couple of years ago.

You’re not wrong, certainly. And digging around their website, I found this” “We have embraced the terms “Enchanced Reality” and “Exaggerated Reality” to define the films which we consider for award nomination. We no longer lock ourselves into only honoring science fiction, fantasy, and horror.” So what do I know?


Although… the image above was not one of my favorites. In fact the party scene at the end of Beyond was lacking in its depiction of the other-world residents there.

But, that was after only one viewing. I’ll check it out on cable again.

REMEMBER, Don’t Litter!

Out with a whimper for the current cast, with a Saturn for makeup. When Paramount (or whoever acquires Paramount’s IP) dusts off the franchise in a few years, it’ll be interesting to see what new creative talent does with it….