On Tuesday night, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror finally got around to handing out the 46th annual Saturn Awards, with nominees honoring the best in genre film and television announced in March. Star Trek went into the evening with a total of seven nominations and came away with three total awards for Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard.
Discovery beats out Picard for Best Series
The third season of Star Trek: Discovery picked up the award for Best Science Fiction Television Series. It beat the first season of Picard along with Doctor Who, Lost in Space, Pandora, Raised by Wolves, and Westworld. Discovery has won a Best Series Saturn Award for each of its three seasons, although in previous years the Saturns separated streaming/new media shows from cable and network series.
Executive producer and co-showrunner Michelle Paradise was on hand at the Los Angeles ceremony, and she also offered her thanks on social media, showing off the statue.
From the entire Star Trek Discovery family, THANK YOU #SaturnAwards for this incredible honor. What a privilege to be able to accept this tonight on behalf of @paramountplus, @CBSTVStudios, @Alex_Kurtzman, and our amazing writers, producers, directors, cast, and crew. 🖖 pic.twitter.com/l4wqvI9q2R
— Michelle Paradise (@michelleparadis) October 27, 2021
Doug Jones and Patrick Stewart win for acting
Also winning for Discovery was Doug Jones, picking up the award for Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series. Jones beat competition from Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Tony Dalton (Better Call Saul), Michael Emerson (Evil), Richard Rankin (Outlander), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), and Luke Wilson (Stargirl). This was Jones’ third nomination and second win for his portrayal of Saru.
Jones was also at the event to pick up his award.
— The Official Saturn Awards! (@SaturnAwards) October 27, 2021
Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham) was nominated for Best Actress on a Television Series, but lost to Caitriona Balfe (Outlander). Martin-Green has won the Saturn for her work in the first two seasons.
Sir Patrick Stewart came away a winner for his work on the first season of Star Trek: Picard, beating Henry Cavill (The Witcher), Mike Colter (Evil), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul). This is Stewart’s third Saturn win (which includes one for Star Trek: The Next Generation).
Picard’s Isa Briones (Soji) was nominated for Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series, but the award went to Brec Bassinger (Stargirl), and Jeri Ryan (Seven) was nominated Best Guest Star Performance on Television, but the award went to Jon Cryer (Supergirl). Previously, Ryan won a Saturn for her final season as Seven on Voyager in 2001.
Matching franchise record
2021 is the fifth time in franchise history Star Trek has picked up three Saturn Awards. (The previous four trophy years were: 1977, 1997, 2018, and 2019.)
Doug Jones and Michelle Paradise showed off two of the awards on Instagram.
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