Nominations Abound For Star Trek: Discovery

It’s that time of year again… Over the last 24 hours, CBS All Access’s flagship show has racked up several nominations for both the Saturn and Emmy awards.

Spanning various categories from Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation to Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Star Trek: Discovery continues to show why it truly is an outstanding show.

Saturn Award Nominations

Spanning several different categories, Discovery has earned itself FIVE nominations. Discovery Lead actress Sonqeua Martin-Green (Burnham) lands a nomination for Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation, while co-stars Doug Jones (Saru), Ethan Peck (Spock), and Wilson Cruz (Culber) will, unfortunately, be competing against one another for Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Presentation, no matter who wins they are all winners anyway, their portrayals of each of these characters were outstanding in season two.

Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation

  • Carla Gugino – The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
  • Sonequa Martin-Green – Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Elizabeth Lail – You (Netflix / Lifetime)
  • Natasha Lyonne – Russian Doll (Netflix)
  • Molly Parker – Lost in Space (Netflix)
  • Krysten Ritter – Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix)
  • Kiernan Shipka – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Presentation

  • Wilson Cruz – Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Michiel Huisman – The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
  • Timothy Hutton – The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
  • Doug Jones – Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Ethan Peck – Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Maxwell Jenkins – Lost in Space (Netflix)
  • Michael Sheen – Good Omens (Amazon)
(CBS)

Star Trek: Discovery itself was named as one of the seven shows set to compete for the title of Best Streaming Science Fiction, Action, & Fantasy Series, up against competitors from Netflix and Amazon, however, unlike last year, where Discovery was up against the whole range of television shows, this year CBS All Access’s flagship show has been moved to the category of “Streaming Presentations” meaning it has been separated from conventional broadcast and cable series thanks to the growing field of streaming on-demand shows and is now up against other shows similar to itself.

Streaming Science Fiction, Action, & Fantasy Series

  • Black Mirror (Netflix)
  • The Expanse (Amazon)
  • Lost in Space (Netflix)
  • Good Omens (Amazon)
  • Russian Doll (Netflix)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon)

Read all of this year’s nominations in full at this link

Emmy Award Nominations

For the second year running, Discovery had earned itself Emmy nominations for Outstanding Sound Editing and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, however, this year the show has added nominations for Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

Unlike the Saturn awards, Discovery’s Emmy nominations centre on its stunning VFX and Creative Arts categories, and even though they notched up an awesome five nominations none of them is for the outstanding work by Discovery costume designer Gersha Phillips and her team, which is a shame, Gersha’s work is outstanding and is worthy of a nomination.

“If Memory Serves” – Emmy Nomination – Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special – Star Trek: Discovery – “If Memory Serves” – CBS (CBS All Access)

  • Glenn Hetrick, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
  • James Mackinnon, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
  • Hugo Villasenor, Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Rocky Faulkner, Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Chris Bridges, Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Nicola Bendrey, Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Mike O’Brien, Prosthetic Designer
  • Neville Page, Prosthetic Designer

Up against episodes from American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX), Chernobyl (HBO), Game Of Thrones (HBO), and Fosse/Verdon (FX).

“Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2” – Emmy Nomination – Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Outstanding Special Visual Effects – Star Trek: Discovery – “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2” – CBS (CBS All Access)

  • Jason Michael Zimmerman, VFX Supervisor
  • Ante Dekovic, VFX Supervisor
  • Ivan Kondrup Jensen, VFX Supervisor
  • Mahmoud Rahnama, Associate VFX Supervisor
  • Alexander Wood, VFX Plate Supervisor
  • Aleksandra Kochoska, VFX Producer
  • Charles Collyer, Lead VFX Artist
  • Fausto Tejeda, CG Supervisor
  • Darcy Callaghan, Special Effects Coordinator

Up against episodes from The Man in the High Castle (Amazon), Gotham (FOX), The Orville (FOX), and The Umbrella Academy (Netflix).

“Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2” – Emmy Nomination –

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) – Star Trek: Discovery “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2” CBS (CBS All Access)

  • Matthew E. Taylor, Sound Supervisor
  • Tim Farrell, Sound Designer
  • Mike Schapiro, Sound Effects Editor
  • Clayton Weber, Sound Effects Editor
  • Dan Kenyon, Sound Effects Editor
  • Rickley W. Dumm, ADR Editor
  • Sean Heissinger, Dialogue Editor
  • Bob Jackson, Dialogue Editor
  • Matt Decker, Music Editor
  • Alyson Dee Moore, Foley Artist
  • Chris Moriana, Foley Artist

Up against episodes from Better Call Saul(AMC), Gotham (FOX), Game Of Thrones (HBO), and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon).

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 – Outstanding Main Title Design

Outstanding Main Title Design – Star Trek: Discovery – CBS (CBS All Access)

  • Ana Criado, Creative Director
  • Nader Husseini, Animator
  • Francisco Sánchez de Cañete, Art Director
  • Zachary Kinney, Animator
  • Christian Antolin, Designer
  • Kyle Cooper, Creative Director

Up against episodes from Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Game Of Thrones (HBO), and True Detective (HBO).

Both award shows are held later this year starting with The 45th Annual Saturn Awards official ceremony on September 13th followed by The 71st Annual Emmy Awards that will be broadcast live Sunday, September 22nd.

Good luck to all nominees…