We are deep in award season and coming off last week’s wins at the Astra TV Awards Star Trek went into Sunday night’s Critics Choice Awards with three nominations. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks celebrities were on hand at the event in Santa Monica, but they didn’t take home any trophies. However, Strange New Worlds picked up another nomination, this time from the American Society of Cinematographers.
Star Trek at Critics Choice 2024
For only the second time in Critics Choice history, Star Trek shows were nominated for awards. Strange New Worlds was nominated for Best Drama Series. This was the first Critics Choice nomination for Star Trek in this category and there was some very strong competition. In the end, the award went to HBO’s Succession. Stars Anson Mount (Captain Pike) and Rebecca Romijn (Number One) took time off from filming season 3 in Toronto to attend the event on behalf of the show.
Celia Rose Gooding was nominated for her Strange New Worlds role as Uhura for Best Supporting Actress. She too was at the event but lost out to Elizabeth Debicki of Netflix’s The Crown.
For the second year in a row, Star Trek: Lower Decks was nominated for Best Animated Series. Creator and showrunner Mike McMahan was at the event but the show lost out to the Netflix series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.
Strange New Worlds may not have picked up the award, but the second season still garnered much praise from critics. It has a 97% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and appeared on several top show lists for 2023, including mainstream outlets like TVLine, IndieWire, Esquire, and Vanity Fair. In a tweet shared by Anson Mount last night, Strange New Worlds supervising producer summed up how “incredibly cool” it was to see Strange New Worlds listed among all those other shows for the Critics Choice Awards.
We weren’t “the choice” but it was still incredibly cool seeing Strange New Worlds, and Celia Rose Gooding (up for best supporting actress in a drama earlier), up there with such amazing shows. #CriticsChoiceAwards pic.twitter.com/AAhzMeXdUj
— Bill Wolkoff (@flying_lobster) January 15, 2024
Anson also had some fun on social media, sharing this picture of him with the caption “best seat in the house.”
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Cinematography nomination for Strange New Worlds
Late last week the American Society of Cinematographers announced its Outstanding Achievement Award nominees for the 38th Annual ASC Awards. For the One-Hour Episode of a Regular Series category, cinematographer Glen Keenan (CSC) was nominated for his work on the Strange New Worlds episode “Hegemony.” He is going up against cinematographers for Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Gotham Knights, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Foundation.
This is only the third time in franchise history that Star Trek has been nominated by the ASC. The last nomination was in 1994 for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Winners will be announced during a ceremony on March 3, 2024, at The Beverly Hilton. The event will be live streamed at theasc.com.
More awards season…
There are still a few more awards that could see Star Trek nominations coming up including more guild awards. The franchise is set to dominate the Saturn Awards coming on February 4, with a total of 15 nominations for Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds.