‘Star Trek: Discovery’ And ‘Lower Decks’ Nominated For 5 Emmys

This morning the Television Academy announced its nominations for the 73nd Annual Emmy Awards, and Star Trek: Discovery picked up four of them with Lower Decks nominated for one.

Star Trek shows nominated for 5 Emmys

For its third season Star Trek: Discovery was nominated in four categories:

  • Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode

And for its first season the Star Trek: Lower Decks picked up one nomination:

  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And

Paramount+ had campaigned for more high-profile Emmys, however, all of Trek nominations are in the Creative Arts categories, which is typical for the franchise. Jeff Russo’s season three score did pick up some industry buzz, but he ended up being nominated for Fargo and not Discovery. Almost all of the nominations picked up by Paramount+ were for the Star Trek shows, with only a single other nomination.

Discovery has been nominated in the same categories before, with four total nominations in season two and two in season one. Last year Star Trek: Picard was nominated for five Emmys, and Short Treks was nominated as well. Other genre shows brought in more nominations, including The Mandalorian which tied The Crown for the top spot with a total of 24, followed closely by WandaVision with 23, The Handmaid’s Tale with 21, and Lovecraft Country with 18.

Nominations details

For Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), Discovery is nominated for the episode “Terra Firma, Part 2.” Discovery is going up against episodes from Halston, The Queen’s Gambit, Ratched, and WandaVision.

The following members of the Discovery team were nominated:

Shauna Llewellyn, Department Head Makeup Artist
Faye Crasto, Key Makeup Artist

Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh in “Terra Firma, Part 2”

For Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Discovery is nominated for the episode “That Hope is You, Part 1.” Discovery is going up against episodes from Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Pose, and This is Us.

The following members of the Discovery team were nominated:

Glenn Hetrick, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
Mike Smithson, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
Michael O’Brien, Prosthetic Designer
Ken Culver, Prosthetic Designer
Hugo Villasenor, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Chris Bridges, Additional Makeup Effects Artist

David Ajala and Sonequa Martin-Green in “That Hope is You, Part 1”

For Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), Discovery is nominated for the episode “That Hope is You, Part 1.” Discovery is going up against episodes from Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and The Umbrella Academy.

The following members of the Discovery team were nominated:

Matthew E. Taylor, Sound Supervisor
Sean Heissinger, Dialogue Editor
Tim Farrell, Sound Designer
Harry Cohen, Sound Designer
Michael Schapiro, Sound Effects Editor
Darrin Mann, Foley Editor
Clay Weber, Foley Editor
Moira Marquis, Music Editor
Alyson Dee Moore, Foley Artist
Chris Moriana, Foley Artist

Sonequa Martin-Green in “That Hope is You, Part 1”

For Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode, Discovery is nominated for the episode “Su’Kal.” Discovery is going up against episodes from The Crown, The Nevers, Vikings and The Umbrella Academy.

The following members of the Discovery team were nominated:

Jason Michael Zimmerman, Supervising Producer/Lead VFX Supervisor
Ante Dekovic, VFX Supervisor
Aleksandra Kochoska, VFX Producer
Charles Collyer, Lead VFX Artist
Alexander Wood, On Set VFX Supervisor
Ivan Kondrup Jensen, VFX Supervisor Ghost VFX
Kristen Prahl, VFX Producer Ghost VFX
Toni Pykalaniemi, VFX Supervisor DNEG
Leslie Chung, VFX Supervisor Crafty Apes

Visual effects from “Su’Kal”

For Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation, Lower Decks is nominated for the episode “No Small Parts.” Lower Decks is going up against episodes from Cobra Kai, Love, Death + Robots, Mythic Quest, and Ted Lasso.

The following members of the Lower Decks team were nominated:

James Lucero, Sound Supervisor
James Singleton, Sound Effects Editor
Jeff Halbert, Sound Effects Editor
Michael Britt, Foley Editor
Amber Funk, Music Editor

From “No Small Parts”

The 2021 Creative Arts Awards will be broadcast on Saturday, September 18 on FXX. The main Emmy Awards will be telecast on Sunday, September 19 on CBS.


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Congratulations to all the nominees! And yeah, they did a nice job making all the Mirror folk look different from their regular selves in “Terra Firma.”

The visual effects in Su’kal are astonishingly good.

Congratulations to the nominees………..

But… but… but…. I thought the Star Trek franchise was being canceled. :::snicker:::

LOL.

Only if all you live on are YouTube videos, like a very vocal minority of fans.

It’s nice to see these shows get some acknowledgement for their work, but then Star Trek still feels like the little show that could when you see what some of the bigger genre shows out there racked up. Shows like The Mandalorian got 24 Emmy nods and WandaVision got 23. And I like both of those but it would be nice to see Star Trek make those kinds of waves too.

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