Discovery’s impressive prosthetics makeup team scored a well-deserved Emmy last night at the Creative Arts Emmys, as part of a two-night ceremony held over the weekend.
As we previously covered, Star Trek: Discovery was nominated for three other Emmys this year: Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Effects. Last year Discovery was nominated in 2 categories, but came home empty, so last night marks the first win for the new Star Trek series. The winning episode was “If Memory Serves,” which featured the updated take on the Talosians.
The winning team:
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special
Star Trek: Discovery, “If Memory Serves”
CBS (CBS All Access), CBS Television Studios / Secret Hideout / Roddenberry Entertainment
Glenn Hetrick, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
James Mackinnon, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
Hugo Villasenor, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Rocky Faulkner, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Chris Bridges, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Nicola Bendrey, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Mike O’Brien, Prosthetic Designer
Neville Page, Prosthetic Designer
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 16, 2019
Their fellow nominees included the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, FX’s Fosse/Verdon and American Horror Story: Apocalpyse, and the award-winning juggernaut Game of Thrones.
Other members of the Disco team were quick to congratulate their colleagues.
Congratulations to an incredible team on a much deserved #Emmy win for OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP! #GlennHetrick #NevillePage #JamesMacKinnon #HugoVillasenor #RockyFaulkner #ChrisBridges #NicolaBendry #MikeOBrien #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/MPfePZlhMf
— Alex Kurtzman (@Alex_Kurtzman) September 16, 2019
So proud of this incredible team and their amazing work!! https://t.co/3Zt5Kiyx9Q
— Heather Kadin (@hkadin) September 16, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR #StarTrekDiscovery PROSTHETIC MAKEUP TEAM FOR THE EMMY WIN!!!#GlennHetrick #NevillePage #JamesMacKinnon #HugoVillasenor #RockyFaulkner #ChrisBridges #NicolaBendry #MikeOBrien #StarTrekDiscovery
— Olatunde Osunsanmi (@CenterWillHold) September 16, 2019
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) September 16, 2019
Huge huge congrats to @glenn_hetrick @NevillePage @jimmymackinnon and the team!!! They work tirelessly to bring our aliens to life. So incredibly deserving of the recognition. #Emmys #StarTrekDiscovery https://t.co/UsMD0ceVGj
— Erika Lippoldt (@gryphonmetal) September 16, 2019
— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) September 16, 2019
This face is just a minor part of the immense talent displayed on #startrekdiscovery but I still have to sing it loud and proud, I am so honoured to have worked with this team and so proud of you all! #prostheticsteam Congratulations on your #Emmy win! So deserved! pic.twitter.com/ZyNyiP9Wbx
— Rachael Ancheril (@RachaelAncheril) September 16, 2019
YES!!! 🎉🎉🎉 https://t.co/f6JWhHH9Iu
— David Benjamin Tomlinson (@davbentom) September 16, 2019
CBS All Access congratulated their winners, and also gave a shoutout to the man underneath the heaviest prosthetics, along with his fellow aliens.
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) September 16, 2019
The show is on a roll this weekend: the Emmy win comes on the heels of the Saturn Awards, where Discovery won in three categories: Best Streaming Science Fiction, Action, & Fantasy Series, Best Actress in Streaming Presentation (Sonequa Martin-Green), and Best Supporting Actor in Streaming Presentation (Doug Jones).
Congratulations to all!
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else. The cast and crew are currently shooting season three.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.