Today the World Science Fiction Society announced their nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards, celebrating the best in science fiction and fantasy. And among the nominees was Star Trek: Discovery, nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form category for the time-looping episode “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” written by Aron Eli Coleite & Jesse Alexander and directed by David M. Barrett.
Discovery will be going up against Black Mirror (“USS Callister”), Doctor Who (“Twice Upon a Time”), The Good Place (“Michael’s Gambit” and “The Trolley Problem”) and This American Life for the song “The Deep” by Clipping.
Star Trek has received numerous Hugo nominations over the decades. On television, the original Star Trek series had eight nominations with two wins, The Next Generation had three nominations with two wins and both Deep Space Nine and Enterprise had two nominations. Until Discovery, only The Original Series and The Next Generation picked up nominations in their first seasons. Gene Roddenberry and Bjo Trimble were also honored with special awards in 1968. Nine of thirteen Trek feature films have also been nominated, but none have won.
Winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards will be announced at a ceremony at the World Science Fiction Convention on August 19.