Sunday was potentially a big night for Star Trek with multiple nominations for three different series at two different award shows. Unfortunately, the franchise came away from the evening empty.
Picard and Strange New Worlds lose out at the Emmys
Sunday was the second of two nights the Television Academy handed out awards for the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles. Star Trek went into the night with a total of five nominations. Up for contention was the second season of Picard with four nominations and the first season of Strange New Worlds with one nomination.
Both Picard and Strange New Worlds lost out for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) to Stranger Things. Picard also lost Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup to Stranger Things, Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) to Pam & Tommy, and Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes to What We Do In The Shadows.
This is the first time since 2018 that Star Trek has not won a single Emmy award.
Lower Decks doesn’t pick up Hugo
A nice surprise this year was Lower Decks picking up its first Hugo Award nomination. The episode “wej Duj” was nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form with some stiff competition (as the World Science Fiction Society doesn’t separate animated and live-action). And at the award ceremony held at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago on Sunday Lower Decks lost out to The Expanse. This was only the second Hugo nomination for the Trek franchise in the last decade, and Star Trek hasn’t had a Hugo win since 1995 (for TNG’s “All Good Things”).
Star Trek still has a chance for some awards in 2022 as Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Lower Decks, And Discovery are up for a total of six Saturn Awards. Winners will be announced on October 25.
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