Star Trek: Discovery has picked up another award nomination, and a rather prestigious one at that. Today the nominees for the 2017 Peabody Awards were announced with Discovery in the Entertainment category. Peabodies “honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media.”
Discovery is noted by the Peabody Awards as a show which “addresses current issues and introduces a new cast of diverse, engaging characters.” The Entertainment category has a total of 15 nominees for 2018, with Discovery going up against critical favorites like AMC’s Better Call Saul, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
If Discovery takes home the Peabody it actually won’t be the first time for the franchise; that honor goes to Star Trek: The Next Generation which won a Peabody in its first season, for the episode “The Big Goodbye.”
Peabody Award nominees and winners will be celebrated at a gala event hosted by comedian Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), on Saturday, May 19 in New York, and will be announced on several dates in April, with the Entertainment category scheduled for April 19.
Some of the Discovery team announced their excitement about the nomination on Twitter.
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) April 10, 2018
SO THIS IS PRETTY FUCKING COOL. https://t.co/73h8K2DviR
— Bo Yeon Kim (@extspace) April 10, 2018
More Discovery nominations
Earlier this year, the show lost out to Game of Thrones for guild awards from the Visual Effects Society and Costume Designers Guild. However, Jason Isaacs recently won an Empire Award for his work playing Captain Gabriel Lorca.
There are a few other nominations that are still pending. The show is up for five Saturn Awards and was just nominated for a Hugo as well. Discovery is also nominated for a GLAAD Award, which is holding its ceremony this week. Anthony Rapp (Lt. Stamets) and Wilson Cruz (Dr. Culber) will be presenting.
Happy to say @wcruz73 and I will be presenting for @glaad at the #glaadawards on 4/12! Don’t miss seeing us (and my always-handsome loving partner Ken) on the red carpet livestream starting 5pm PT:https://t.co/n9687H7Br6
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) April 10, 2018
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on the Space Channel and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.
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