On Sunday night, the very first Critics Choice Super Awards to air on the CW and Star Trek Universe shows were up to a total of seven awards, with nominations for Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Lower Bridges. However, in the end, only Sir Patrick Stewart ended up winning. The Star Trek franchise also won the very first Legacy Award.
Stewart wins for Picard
The Critics Choice Super Awards are a new event to celebrate “the most popular and fan-obsessed genres in both TV and film, including superheroes, sci-fi / fantasy, horror, action and animation. ” Star Trek came into the night with a lot of nominations.
Sir Patrick Stewart won the award for Best Actor in a Science Fiction / Fantasy Series for his work as a star in Star Trek: Picard. He beat Robbie Amell (Download), Travis Fimmel (Raised by wolves), Sam Heughan (Outlander ), Kayvan Novak (What we do in the shadows), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) et Nick Offerman (Developers).
Accepting the prize remotely, Stewart said there were too many people to thank, but thanked her Star Trek: The Next Generation co-stars Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn and Gates McFadden, as well as TNG executive producer Rick Berman.
Both Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery were nominated for Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy Series, which went to The Mandalorian. Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green was also nominated for Best Actress in a Sci-Fi / Fantasy Series, won by Natasia Demetriou (What we do in the shadows).
Star Trek: Lower Bridges entered the night with three nominations. He lost the best animated series to BoJack Rider. Jack Quaid lost top voice actor to Will Arnett (BoJack Horseman), and Tawney Newsome lost top voice actor to Kaley Cuoco (Harley Quinn).
Star Trek receives first Legacy Award
Stewart’s award wasn’t Trek’s only honor for the evening. The Critics Choice Association presented the first Legacy Award to the Star Trek franchise “recognizing the cultural impact it has had over several decades while continuing to attract and grow its loyal fan base with new stories and new characters. ”
Patrick Stewart and Sonequa Martin-Green both accept the award on behalf of the franchise. Martin-Green began by saying: “In the name of my Star Trek: Discovery family and the many amazing TV series and movies that populate the Star Trek universe, I would like to thank the Critics Choice Association for honoring all of us – and especially the timeless vision of Gene Roddenberry – with your very first Legacy Award.
For a full list of winners, visit criticschoice.com.
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