Earlier in the year, we learned that The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films had announced that CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery was apart of their nominations for the 45th annual Saturn Awards. Following the awards evening, Discovery has walked away as a winner.
The vibrant show was nominated for five awards across 3 categories and successfully came away with 3 last night.
First up is the show itself, Star Trek: Discovery won the award for Best Streaming Science Fiction, Action, & Fantasy Series. It was a tough win. The show was up against other well-known names such as The Expanse, Black Mirror and Good Omens.
Lead actress Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Commander Michael Burnham, won the award for Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation. This was for her work in season 2 of the hit show. She had stiff competition from her other category nominees. Molly Parker for Lost in Space and Krysten Ritter in Marvel’s Jessica Jones were also nominated.
Actor Doug Jones (Commander Saru) won the award for Best Supporting Actor In Streaming Presentation. Jones beat his fellow cast members Ethan Peck, for his role as Spock, and Wilson Cruz for Dr Hugh Culber.
Previously in 2018, Discovery also saw a win at the Saturn Awards. Sonequa Martin-Green picked up the award for Best Actress on a Television Series. Star Trek: Discovery also won the award for Best New Media Television Series.
Season 2 is nominated for the 71st Annual Emmy Awards. It is on the line for four awards doubling the previous amount for 2018. Following the usual standard, Star Trek’s nominations are in the Creative Arts categories. It will face stiff competition from other shows such as Game Of Thrones (HBO) and many others. The Creative Arts categories are presented in a separate show and take place between September 14th and 15th.
The future of Star Trek: Discovery is bright with the show jumping almost 1000 years into the future for its upcoming Season 3, set to air in 2020. Work on the anticipated season is already well underway and more news is expected to be released at the upcoming New York Comic Con presentation in early October.