We are still in awards season, with nominations being announced every week by different groups and guilds. Star Trek Universe shows have already been nominated for GLAAD Awards and NAACP Image Awards, and in the last week, both Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard have picked up nominations from the guilds focused on visual effects, make-up, and costumes.
Discovery nominated for visual effects
On Tuesday, the Visual Effects Society nominated the Star Trek: Discovery episode “Su’Kal” in the category of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode. Discovery VFX supervisor Jason Zimmerman is nominated along with visual effects artists Aleksandra Kochoska, Ante Dekovic, and Ivan Kondrup Jensen. Discovery is going up against Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Timmy Failure, and Westworld. The VES Awards are being produced virtually in a streaming event on April 6 or 7.
Congrats to @jzvfx, Aleksandra Kochoska, Ante Dekovic, and Ivan Kondrup Jensen for their @VFXSociety #VESAwards nomination for Outstanding VFX Effects In A Photoreal Episode in the #StarTrekDiscovery episode "Su'Kal"! pic.twitter.com/NJafy7qQof
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Picard nominated for make-up
Last week Star Trek: Picard was nominated for Best Special Make-Up Effects by the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild. Head of makeup James MacKinnon is up for the award along with Richard Redlefsen, Alexei Dmitriew, and Vincent Van Dyke. Picard is competing against Hollywood, Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, and Westworld. Winners will be honored at a virtual gala on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
Discovery gets six nominations for costumes
The biggest trove of nominations also came last week from the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design. The costumes of Star Trek: Discovery season three garnered six in total. These are led by costume designer Gersha Phillips, who was nominated for Costume Design in TV – Sci-Fi/Fantasy for her work in “That Hope is You, Part 1.” Discovery is going up against Altered Carbon, Snowpiercer, The Expanse, and Odd Squad Mobile Unit.
Artists Ciara Brennan and Keith Lau were separately nominated for Excellence in Crafts – Costume Illustration; both are going up against each other and artists from The Stand, Altered Carbon, and The Twilight Zone.
Discovery costume cutters Tanya Batanuau-Chuiko, Carla Mingiardi, Ryan Smith, and Gulay Cokgezen were nominated for Excellence in Crafts – Building for their work in “That Hope is You, Part 1.” They are going up against cutters from The Expanse, Odd Squad Mobile Unit, Snowpiercer, and Altered Carbon.
Discovery textile artists Bonnie McCabe, Textile Artists: David Webb, Chantelle Hermiston, and Jamie Quail are up for Excellence in Crafts – Textiles. They are going up against artists from What We Do in the Shadows, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Boys, Altered Carbon, and Snowpiercer.
Discovery FX costumers Ray Wong, Hayley Stolee-Smith, Blake Hyland, Andrew Cook were nominated for Excellence in Crafts – Special Effects Costume Building for their work in “People of Earth.” They are competing against costumers from Umbrella Academy, American Gods, Odd Squad Mobile Unit, and The Boys.
A gala awards presentation is set for May 1, 2021.
There are still a few more guilds and groups set to announce awards in the coming weeks. Nominations for the Emmys will be announced in July.