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.
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 Mandalorian, Outlander, Raised 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.
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 cwtv.com.
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