Saturday night was the final night of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The Television Academy has been handing out the Creative Arts Emmys all week long with remote streaming ceremonies, with the final night being aired on FXX. Star Trek went into the week with six nominations: five for Star Trek: Picard, and one for Star Trek: Short Treks.
Star Trek: Picard wins Emmy for makeup
Picard was up for two awards on Saturday night but didn’t prevail. It lost out on Period And/Or Character Hairstyling to Netflix’s A Hollywood Ending, and to Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for Sound Mixing.
Earlier in the week Picard was more fortunate, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special. Taking home the award were James Robert MacKinnon (Special Makeup Effects Department Head), Vincent Van Dyke (Prosthetic Designer), Richard Redlefsen (Special Makeup Effects Artist), Alexei Dmitriew (Special Makeup Effects Artist), Neville Page (Prosthetic Designer), Michael Ornelaz (Makeup Effects Artist). The team (with Page appearing as a cardboard cutout) accepted the award remotely via the streaming ceremony on Wednesday (which you can watch below).
This was the second year in a row winning this award for both Page and MacKinnon, who won the Emmy for Prosthetic Makeup in 2019 for Star Trek: Discovery.
Picard was also up for the award in Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), but lost that one to the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The final nomination for Picard was for Sound Editing, which was won by the Netflix series Stranger Things.
Short Treks loses out to Saul
Star Trek: Short Treks was nominated this year for Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series, however on Thursday it lost out to AMC.com’s Better Call Saul Employee Training: Legal Ethics With Kim Wexler.
Star Trek’s 2020 Emmy is the 37th win for the franchise in total. This year’s single win also matched last year, when Discovery won the same makeup award. There have been eight years over the franchise’s history when Star Trek was nominated for Emmys, but came home empty.
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