The nominations for the 44th Saturn Awards were announced today, and Star Trek: Discovery was one of the leading shows in the television categories with a total of five nominations. In addition, two Star Trek acting vets have been nominated for their film work, in the same category.
Discovery Picks Up 5 Saturn Nominations
Star Trek: Discovery only trailed The Walking Dead (with seven) for this year’s Saturns. Discovery has been nominated for Best New Media TV Series, Best TV Actress (Sonequa Martin-Green), Best TV Actor (Jason Isaacs), Best Supporting TV Actor (Doug Jones), and Best TV Guest Star (Michelle Yeoh).
The following are the categories where Discovery has been nominated:
Best New Media Television Series:
Altered Carbon (Netflix)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Amazon / Sony Television)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Best Actor on a Television Series:
Jon Bernthal Marvel’s The Punisher (Netflix)
Bruce Campbell Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)
Sam Heughan Outlander (Starz)
Jason Isaacs Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead (AMC)
Seth MacFarlane The Orville (Fox Television)
Kyle MacLachlan Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
Ricky Whittle American Gods (Starz)
Best Actress on a Television Series:
Gillian Anderson The X-Files (Fox Television)
Caitriona Balfe Outlander (Starz)
Melissa Benoist Supergirl (The CW)
Lena Headey Game of Thrones (HBO)
Sonequa Martin-Green Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Adrianne Palicki The Orville (Fox Television)
Sarah Paulson American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Fargo (FX)
Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Game of Thrones (HBO)
Miguel Ferrer Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
Kit Harington Game of Thrones (HBO)
Doug Jones Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Christian Kane The Librarians (TNT)
Michael McKean Better Call Saul (AMC)
Khary Payton The Walking Dead (AMC)
Evan Peters American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
Best Guest-Starring Performance on Television:
Bryan Cranston Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Amazon / Sony Television)
Michael Greyeyes Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
David Lynch Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan The Walking Dead (AMC)
Rachel Nichols The Librarians (TNT)
Jesse Plemons Black Mirror (Netflix)
Hartley Sawyer The Flash (The CW)
Michelle Yeoh Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
‘The Orville’ picks up 3 nominations
Our adopted show The Orville was also honored by the Saturns with a total of three nominations. As seen in the above list, the show picked up Best Actor and Actress nominations for Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki. In addition the show was nominated for Best Science Fiction Television Series. You can see the full list of nominees for that category below.
Best Science Fiction Television Series:
The 100 (The CW)
Doctor Who (BBC America)
The Expanse (SyFy)
The Orville (Fox Television)
The X-Files (Fox Television)
NOTE: For the Saturn Awards, shows on streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, and Amazon) have their own category “Best New Media Television Series,” and don’t compete in the Best Horror, Science Fiction or Fantasy Television Series categories.
Chris Pine and Patrick Stewart going up against each other
Star Trek actors facing off for Best Supporting Actor in a Film, with Sir Patrick Stewart (for Logan) and Chris Pine (for Wonder Woman) both being nominated. They will be going up against Harrison Ford (Blade Runner 2049), Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), Michael Keaton (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and Bill Skarsgard (It).
The 44th Annual Saturn Awards will be presented in June in Burbank, California.
The nominations were announced this morning in a Facebook Live video. A full list of nominees should be posted soon at the official SaturnAwards.org.
Please let them win in all their nominated categories! Please Please Please Please PLEASE
for what? It wasnt outstanding and barely solid.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see one or more of Discovery‘s excellent cast take home one of those (frankly, kinda tacky) trophies. But going up against such acclaimed dramas as The Handmaid’s Tale, Black Mirror, and Stranger Things, DSC has about as much chance of prevailing as a fart in a windstorm.
Here’s hoping (against hope?) for a better Season 2.
Black Mirror was incredible.
Not really understanding their nomination process I guess. Since Fargo is included in this genre based on Winstead’s nomination then surly Ewan McGregor ought to have been there for his Fargo roles. Something seems amiss here.
While I hope Doug wins for Best Supporting I am very pleased to see Christian Kane also nominated in that category & I really hope if Frakes does more Discovery that he can get Kane a guest spot. The two have been working together for years after all, between Leverage & The Librarians.
Also very funny that Stewart & Pine are both nominated for roles in superhero films in which they both die.
They were both amazing in their roles though. Especially Stewart.
No doubt, I just enjoy the meta humor of it. Much like the film This Means War starring Chris Pine & Tom Hardy (Shinzon).
The X-Files up for Best Science Fiction Television Series? Current season has been dismal, ffs.
While there may be some rationale given for dividing up Best Science Fiction series, etc. vs. Best new media television series, it doesn’t make sense to me. These days the netflix, hulu, CBS all access , etc. shows are on par as network shows, at least enough that they should be able to compete against each other. It seems arbitrary to divide them this way in 2018. Is there something important I am missing?
I don’t know… It feels very fair to me to divide them up that way for a couple of good reasons.
Good luck to all the nominees!
I’d be more impressed at the nominations if Jolene Blalock hadn’t won a Saturn award for her work as T’Pol. I’ve only seen the first season and a half of Enterprise, but she’d have had to get a LOT better in subsequent seasons to deserve any kind of award.
Well… the Character growth a lot and i think she gets more confident with her role. But no… terrible performance. I Only was able to watch her because I started liking the character. No Wonder she mostly stopped acting.
Will Chris Pine perform an idiosyncratic rendition of “Rocket Man” to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the infamous 1978 Saturn Awards ceremony?
Chris Pine has a really good singing voice. Unlike the “idiosyncratic” singer who also played Kirk.
Erm…. what Award is this? I mean … the Actors just seem randomly picked from nomiated shows. How the Fuck Adriana Pallicki did an oustanding Job on the Orville?
It wasnt that good. Or Michell Yeoh… she felt so wodden. Or Sonequa… thats propably all solid acting work. But in no way its outstanding. I Would have nomiated Mari Wiseman from DISCO for a fresh, quriky performance.
It fits nicely on the shelf in your bathroom next to your MTV spaceman statue you won for best abs in a sex scene nomination…
Yes, Jako. The actors do feel rather random. Including Seth McFarland but ignore Ewan McGregor? I mean, I like The Orville but Seth is a mediocre actor at best. And yes, Yeoh was very wooden. She’s good but Georgeiou was not a good role for her.
The Saturns. Figures. These actors with the horrible lines they were given to emote…or in Martin-Green’s case, recite…wouldn’t be given the time of day on the Emmy’s. I mean, Jason Isaacs was very good, as was Doug Jones. But the “best”? Compared to other top notch drama being produced today? Not even close.
I expected Shazad Latif to be nominated. His characters were more dynamic, and he demonstrated a sincere range of emotions. I’d nominate him over Jason or Doug.
Speaking of “Orville” and Adrianna Palicki…has anyone else noticed her resemblance to Emily Banks as Yeoman Barrows from the TOS episode “Shore Leave”?
How do you post images here?
Emily Banks always seemed natural in her beauty to my eye, whereas this woman appears very manufactured, from skin to curves. Kind of like if somebody went to a series of doctors and said, make me like Laura Prepon, but forgot to include the good-humored intangibles in the latter that felt so honest and real on THAT 70S SHOW.