Star Trek Takes Home A Bunch Of Awards

By Jason Collins | Updated

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Star Trek is one of the biggest sci-fi franchises, and the recent number of award nominations reflects its magnitude. Namely, both Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds received honors at the 51st Annual Saturn Awards.  

Star Trek Wins Big At The Saturn Awards

The vast number of award nominations alone is a massive win for the Star Trek franchise, which had a record 14 award nominations this year. Picard started the evening with seven nominations in 5 different categories, and it ended the night with four wins. It dominated other sci-fi series, such as Andor, The Mandalorian, Silo, and AppleTV’s Foundation. The sister series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks weren’t left out of the competition either.

Picard Was The Big Winner Of The Night

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Sir Patrick Stewart, the legendary captain Jean-Luc Picard, accepted the award, along with the series showrunner Terry Matalas, and cast members Michelle Hurd, Jeri Ryan, and Picard Season 3 guest stars Todd Stashwick, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, and Marina Sirtis. Sir Patrick also won Best Actor in Television Series for his work in Picard, snatching the award from Strange New World star Anson Mount and Superman & Lois star Tyler Hoechlin. Other candidates for the Best Actor included Sam Heughan, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal (for The Last of Us), and Harold Perrineau.

Sir Patrick Stewart And Jonathan Frakes Won Top Honors

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But those aren’t the only awards won by Picard. The Next Generation actor Jonathan Frakes, who portrayed Captain William Riker in the Star Trek franchise, also won the Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for his work on Picard. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to attend due to his filming schedule. He beat out Matt Smith (for House of the Dragon) and a trio of Star Wars nominees, Ed Speleers, Todd Stashwich, and Ethan Peck. Actress Jeri Ryan won Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series for Picard as well.

A New Kirk Is Already An Award-Winner

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Actor Paul Wesley won the sole Saturn Award for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in the category for Best Guest Star in a Television Series for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, and it was truly a worthy performance. Interestingly enough, one of the nominees was Nick Offerman, who was nominated for his role in The Last of Us, which pretty much contrasts the role he became most famous for—of course, we’re referring to the legendary Ron Swanson from Parks & Rec. Offerman received plenty of hate for his role, but his performance was absolutely beautiful and worth a mention.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Lost To Another Major Franchise

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As for other franchise installments, Star Trek: Lower Decks was nominated for Best Animated Television Series but lost to Star Wars: The Bad Batch. On the other hand, the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation was presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to the cast by none other than Kevin Feige. The award went to Sir Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, and Wil Wheaton (who were all at the event), as well as LeVar Burton and Jonathan Frakes, who had scheduling conflicts and couldn’t attend.