Today the nominations for the 46th annual Saturn Awards were announced, and Star Trek Universe shows brought in a total of seven nominations. The annual awards event from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films honors the best in genre film and television and this is the biggest showing for Star Trek in a single year since 2003.
‘Discovery’ vs Picard’ and Ryan vs Mulgrew at Saturns
Both Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery have been nominated for Best Science Fiction Television Series. They are going up against Doctor Who (BBC America), Lost in Space (Netflix), Pandora (The CW), Raised by Wolves (HBO Max), and Westworld (HBO). The first two seasons of Discovery won Best Series Saturn Awards, however, until this year the Saturns separated streaming/new media shows from cable and network series.
Three actors for Star Trek: Picard have picked up nominations. Sir Patrick Stewart is nominated for Best Actor on a Television Series. He is pitted against Henry Cavill (The Witcher – Netflix), Mike Colter (Evil – CBS), Grant Gustin (The Flash – The CW), Sam Heughan (Outlander – Starz), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country – HBO), and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul – AMC). This is Stewart’s sixth time being nominated, with two previous wins (including one for Star Trek: The Next Generation).
Picard’s Isa Briones was nominated for Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series. Her competition is Freya Allan (The Witcher – Netflix), Brec Bassinger (Stargirl – The CW), Maxwell Jenkins (Lost in Space – Netflix), Madison Lintz (Bosch – Amazon), Cassady McClincy (The Walking Dead – AMC), and Erin Moriarty (The Boys – Amazon).
And Jeri Ryan was also nominated for her work in Picard, in the category of Best Guest Starring Performance on Television. Her competition includes her former Voyager co-star Kate Mulgrew. Ryan’s fellow nominees are Jon Cryer (Supergirl – The CW), Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian – Disney Plus), Mark Hamill (What We Do in the Shadows – FX), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead – AMC), Kate Mulgrew (Mr. Mercedes Audience), and Billy Porter (The Twilight Zone – CBS All Access). This is Ryan’s fifth nomination, having previously won one Saturn Award in 2001 for Star Trek: Voyager.
Two actors on Discovery were also nominated. Sonequa Martin-Green was nominated for Best Actress on a Television Series. The other nominees are Caitriona Balfe (Outlander – Starz), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl – The CW), Regina King (Watchmen – HBO), Thandie Newton (Westworld – HBO), Candice Patton (The Flash – The CW), and Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul – AMC). This is Martin-Green’s third nomination, having previously won for both previous seasons of Star Trek: Discovery.
And Discovery’s Doug Jones picked up a nomination for Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series. He is going up against Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul – AMC), Tony Dalton (Better Call Saul – AMC), Michael Emerson (Evil – CBS), Richard Rankin (Outlander – Starz) Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead – AMC), and Luke Wilson (Stargirl – The CW). Jones was also nominated for both previous seasons of Discovery, including winning for season two.
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