Two Star Trek shows were nominated for a total of five Emmy Awards this year, and this weekend they took home one.
Discovery wins for VFX
This weekend, over two nights, the Television Academy handed out awards for the Creative Arts Emmys. Up for contention this year was the third season of Star Trek: Discovery and the first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks, but it was Discovery that took home the sole win, for Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode. The visual effects work for the episode “Su’Kal” beat out competition from The Crown, The Nevers, Vikings, and The Umbrella Academy.
Out-of-this-world excitement for this win! Congrats to Star Trek: Discovery (@StarTrekOnPPlus) which takes home the #Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode for “Su’kal”! 💥 #Emmys #Emmy2021 pic.twitter.com/VQQ0RyYJOH
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 13, 2021
The following members of the Discovery team were awarded Emmys:
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
This is the third season in a row Discovery has been nominated for visual effects, and it’s their first win. Discovery now joins The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise as Star Trek series Emmy winners for visual effects. This is the second overall Emmy win for the show, which took home the trophy in season one for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup.
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) September 13, 2021
This year, Discovery was also nominated in three other categories: Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) (it lost to The Queen’s Gambit). Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup (it lost to The Mandalorian) and Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), which was won by Lovecraft Country.
Star Trek: Lower Decks was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation, but lost out to Love, Death + Robots.
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.
Discovery VFX reel
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