There are more accolades for the freshman season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, with a couple of new nominations for the series from the Critics Choice Association.
Strange New Awards
The CCA announced nominees for their third annual Critics Choice Super Awards, which is sepeate from their long-running Critics Choice Awards. The Super Awards honor “the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies,” which includes sci-fi. This year Strange New Worlds was nominated for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series. It is going up against Andor, For All Mankind, House of the Dragon, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and Stranger Things.
The star of Strange New Worlds was also being recognized. Anson Mount was nominated for Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series or TV Movie. He also has some stiff competition, going up against Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Man Who Fell to Earth), Samuel L. Jackson (The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey), Diego Luna (Andor), Adam Scott (Severance), and Matt Smith (House of the Dragon).
Two nominations for the franchise in 2023 matches last year, with Discovery also nominated (but not winning for best series and Sonequa Martin-Green for best actress). In the first year, there were more categories and the franchise picked up seven nominations, with Patrick Stewart winning for best actor for the first season of Picard.
This year’s winners will be revealed via a special announcement on Thursday, March 16.
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Congratulations to Strange New Worlds, and to Anson Mount! The first season of SNW was truly wonderful, and Anson Mount was absolutely perfect as Christopher Pike.
When Anson Mount was first cast, back on Discovery, I had never heard of him, and I thought, “If a guy with a face like that could actually ACT, he’d be a household name. He must be terrible.” I could not have been more wrong! Anson Mount has been just stunningly good as Christopher Pike, and I hope he’ll receive the recognition he deserves.
I followed him from his Hell on Wheels days and knew he was a very good actor. I think his unfortunate participation in that horrible Inhumans series from Marvel kind of made people question his abilities but the problem with that show wasn’t really Mount but much more stuff behind the scenes and weird design choices.
I watch almost no TV besides Star Trek, so I had seen neither Hell on Wheels nor Inhumans. So I guess the fact that I haven’t heard of someone doesn’t mean much. :-)
Mixed feelings about the show overall, but when the season was good, it was pretty damned good. I’ll be happy to have another.
I have chosen to love SNW for what it is, setting aside my hopes for what it might have been.
Season two is definitely coming this year. When is the question.
It also seems like we will be getting at least season three next year. Preproduction notices started appearing in the various guild circulars in Ontario after the premiere of Picard season 3 last week.
“I have chosen to love SNW for what it is, setting aside my hopes for what it might have been.” Always a good practice if you can manage it. I tried doing the same thing watching the TV adaptation of Asimov’s “Foundation” series, but it just got to the point where I couldn’t do it anymore.
That’s a good sign.
Strange New Worlds has delivered big time, not to mention a much better introduction to Trek than ST09.