Star Trek Universe TV Shows Nominated For 7 Critics Choice Super Awards

Today the Critics Choice Association announced nominees for their inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards, honoring the best in genre television and movies. Star Trek will play a big part, with nominations for Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Lower Decks. And the Star Trek franchise will receive the first-ever Legacy Award.

Seven nominations

The Critics Choice Super Awards is a special event “honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies, including Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, Action and Animation.” All the current Star Trek Universe shows picked up multiple nominations.

Star Trek: Discovery has two nominations: Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series and Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series for Sonequa Martin-Green.

Star Trek: Picard was also nominated for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, and star Sir Patrick Stewart was nominated for Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series.

Star Trek: Lower Decks has three nominations: Best Animated Series, Jack Quaid for Best Voice Actor in an Animated Series, and Tawny Newsome for Best Voice Actress in an Animated Series.

Picard and Discovery will be going up against The MandalorianOutlanderRaised By Wolves, Upload, and What We Do in the Shadows for best series. And Lower Decks is facing off with Archer, BoJack Horseman, Big Mouth, Central Park, Harley Quinn, and Rick and Morty for best animated series.

Legacy award

The Critics Choice Association will also present the Legacy Award to the Star Trek franchise, “recognizing the cultural impact it has had across multiple decades while continuing to appeal to and grow its loyal fanbase with new stories and characters.” Patrick Stewart and Sonequa Martin-Green will accept the award on behalf of the franchise.

The winners will be revealed in a special television presentation to be be produced remotely following COVID safety protocols and hosted by writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith and actress/writer Dani Fernandez. The Critics Choice Super Awards ceremony will air on The CW Network on Sunday, January 10, 2021 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT) and stream the next day for free on The CW App and

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“Patrick Stewart and Sonequa Martin-Green will accept the award on behalf of the franchise.”

I would have hoped for Colm Meaney and Badgey.


I’d like to see William Shatner accept the Legacy award, since he and Leonard NImoy started the whole shebang.

But only if he does it in his last TOS role as Janice Lester to appease the LGBTQ community he is currently at war with.

Actually, that would be the better option. Perhaps he was reached out to and couldn’t or didn’t want to?

My impression is that Shatner will go anywhere, at any time, for attention. :-) But I guess he could be ill or have a conflicting engagement.

Having Patrick and Sonequa together is going to make us imagine a crossover between Discovery and Picard.

I like both shows….but, no, it won’t.

Definitely, a no.

Keep Discovery, Burnham and Georgiou out in the fresh snow.

The. Super. Awards…..congratulations, I guess.

It’s good they are all getting acknowledged.

It’s important for them to be seen as in the mix across the board.

I hope Lower Decks receives the Best Animated Series Award.
“No Small Parts,” IMO, was an excellent and exciting season finale.
And looking back at “Crisis Point,” the flyby beauty shots of the Cerritos was spectacular.

That was indeed their best episode. But the worst episode of Archer this season was better than the best episode of Lower Decks.

Stiff competition with Mandalorian, don’t see Picard or Disco beating it given how much more acclaim that show has gotten compared to what Trek’s been serving up. Bojack is also a tough one for Lower Decks. I gotta say it’s an exciting time for animation.

In terms of animation quality, Lower Decks runs rings around Bojack.

Congratulations to all involved in these shows. Sir Patrick and Sonequa will be great representatives of old, new, and old is new again Star Trek.

Well, I’ve only seen Rick & Morty, Big Mouth and Archer in the animation category and all three are VASTLY superior to Lower Decks. My guess is it’s only there because there just aren’t all that many genre animated shows. I mean, I wouldn’t put Big Mouth in that category at all but there it is.

Also, The Mandeorian was so much better than both STD and STP. Nice they are getting the Legacy thing. That is earned. But if anyone from this current crop of below average Trek shows wins anything I won’t be able to believe it was an honest contest.

I don’t know about Rick and Morty or Archer, but although I do enjoy Big Mouth I’d hardly consider it clearly superior to Star Trek: Lower Decks.

I will agree The Mandalorian deserves to win over Star Trek: Picard, though (possibly also Star Trek: Discovery, but in fairness I’m still behind and can’t fairly judge the current season).