Star Trek rakes in honors at 2021 Saturn Awards

Star Trek actors Doug Jones and Patrick Stewart both won at the 46th Saturn Awards

Star Trek rakes in honors at 2021 Saturn Awards 1

The Star Trek franchise won big time at the 46th Saturn Awards, which held its awards ceremony last week at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel.

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films ― which honors the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other genres belonging to genre fiction in film, television, home media releases, and live stage productions ― handed out a total of three awards to the Star Trek franchise this year: two for Star Trek: Discovery and one for Star Trek: Picard.

Star Trek: Discovery won this year’s Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Television Series. The recognition was extra special, as this was the first time streaming and network shows were considered in the same category. The other nominees in the category were Doctor Who (BBC America), Lost in Space (Netflix), Pandora (The CW), Raised by Wolves (HBO Max), Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access), and Westworld (HBO). Star Trek: Discovery executive producer Michelle Paradise accepted the award on behalf of the show.

Doug Jones also took home this year’s Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for his performance as Saru in Star Trek: Discovery. Jones’ fellow nominees in the category were 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).

After personally accepting the award, Jones took to Twitter to express how grateful he was for the honor. “Thank you @SaturnAwards for blessing me with another statuette for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, AND for blessing our show @startrek Discovery with Best Science Fiction Series,” the actor tweeted, along with some snaps from the awards show.

This is Jones’ second Saturn Award win. The actor got his first Saturn Award when he won the Best Supporting Actor in Streaming Presentation category in 2019 for the same role.

Completing Star Trek’s 2021 Saturn Awards winners list is Patrick Stewart, who won this year’s Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for his role as Jean Luc-Picard in Star Trek: Picard. The other actors nominated in the category were 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 was Stewart’s third Saturn Award overall. He won Best Genre TV Actor for his portrayal of Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation back in 1990 and was hailed Best Supporting Actor in 2018 for his role as Charles Javier, aka Professor X, in the 2017 X-Men film Logan.

All in all, the Star Trek franchise received seven Saturn Award nominations for 2021. Sonequa Martin-Green was nominated for Best Actress on Television for her role as Michael Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery, while Isa Briones ― who played Dahj, Soji, and Sutra in Star Trek: Picard ― was nominated for Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series. Jeri Ryan also got a Saturn Award nomination for her guest performance as Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Picard.

Source: Daily Stark Trek News
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