The cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery walked away with three big wins at Friday night’s 45th annual Saturn Awards presentation. The CBS All Access streaming series won in the categories for Best Streaming Science Fiction Show, Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation, and Best Supporting Actor.
Emanating from the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, Calif., the Saturn Awards are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and were streamed live on CONtv and Youtube.
Best Streaming Science Fiction Show
Star Trek: Discovery won for Best Streaming Science Fiction Show and was accepted by series star Doug Jones and executive producer Michelle Paradise. The series was up against some serious competition that Black Mirror, The Expanse, Good Omens, Jack Ryan, Lost in Space, Russian Doll.
Regarding the win, Paradise said:
“Thank you on behalf of our entire writing staff, our support staff. thank you on behalf of our incredible team of actors, the most amazing crew, our department heads, everyone in post [production] in Toronto, here in Los Angeles and around the world. Thank you on behalf of team Roddenberry. Thank you on behalf of our partners at Secret Hideout, CBS All Access and CBS Studios. It’s such an amazing thing to get to go to work every day and work on this show.”
Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Presentation
Doug Jones, who plays the Kelpien Starfleet officer Saru, won for Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Presentation. Jones, a genre mainstay
appeared genuinely touched by the award, saying:
“I’m so grateful, thank you. The Saturn Award and the Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy is the one academy voting body that actually gets me. You’re my people and I thank you dearly from the bottom of my heart for that. Other shows are great but this is the one that I’ve always coveted.
Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise; thank you and the entire writers’ room, for giving me such luscious material and a layered character with depth that is unusual for an alien—so I thank you for letting me be Saru.
Also to my makeup team. It takes a village to make a Kelpian. Everyone at Alchemy Labs: Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page, James MacKinnon and the entire team in the season two makeup trailer, I would not be as pretty as I am without you.”
Discovery writer Bo Yeon Kim was tweeting photos from the ceremony. One of which included Doug Jones holding his newly-won Saturn Award.
Jones’ competition in the category included his Discovery castmates Wilson Cruz and Ethan Peck, along with The Haunting of Hill House stars Michiel Huisman and Timothy Hutton, Lost in Space star Maxwell Jenkins and Good Omens‘ Michael Sheen.
Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation
Finally, Discovery lead Sonequa Martin-Green won for Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation for her role as Michael Burnham in the series. While Martin-Greeen wasn’t able to appear at the ceremony in person, she did send a video with on the set of Discovery, thanking the academy, the series crew and the fans.
Her competition in the category included Carla Gugino from The Haunting of Hill House, Elizabeth Lail from You, Natasha Lyonne from Russian Doll, Molly Parker from Lost in Space, Krysten Ritter from Jessica Jones, and Kiernan Shipka from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
In addition to the cast and crew of Discovery, Star Trek: The Original Series star George Takei was also in attendance.
The third season of Star Trek: Discovery is scheduled to return to CBS All Access in the United States and Netflix internationally in 2020.
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