On Tuesday night, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror held its 50th annual Saturn Awards. Three different Star Trek shows went into the evening with a total of six nominations across five categories. The ceremony ran until after midnight and the franchise came away with a single win for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Strange New Winner
The first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds won for Best Streaming Science Fiction Series, beating Star Trek: Discovery along with The Expanse, For All Mankind, Lost in Space, The Mandalorian, and The Orville: New Horizons. On hand to accept the award were co-showrunners Henry Alonso Myers and Akiva Goldsman along with actor Ethan Peck (Spock).
Strange New Worlds is the third show in the franchise to win a Best Series Saturn Award, joining The Next Generation and Discovery. Winning the Saturn Award is the second major accolade for the freshman season of Strange New Worlds after being honored with the Legacy Award by the Hollywood Critics Association over the summer.
Star Trek: Lower Decks was also nominated for a Saturn for Best Animated Series, but it lost out to Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
Strange New Worlds was also up for a number of acting awards, but didn’t get any wins. Series star Anson Mount (Captain Pike) was nominated for Best Actor in a Streaming Series, but he lost to Oscar Isaac (Moon Knight). Jess Bush (Christine Chapel) lost Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series to Moses Ingram of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ethan Peck (Spock) lost Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series to Elliot Page (Umbrella Academy).
And in a Star Trek coincidence, the award for best streaming science fiction show was presented to Strange New Worlds by Lower Decks voice actor Jerry O’Connell (Commander Ransom) and Next Generation’s Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar).
Nichelle Nichols Tribute
The ceremony also featured a nice tribute to the late Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols, introduced by Star Trek movies writer and director Nicholas Meyer. It included video from the International Space Station and NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins. Also beaming via video to offer his congratulations and thanks to the Saturns on their 50th anniversary was Star Trek’s William Shatner, who recalled his infamous rendition of “Rocket Man,” performed at the Saturn Awards in 1978.
A full list of winners will be available later on Wednesday at saturnawards.org.
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