We all know that Star Trek: Discovery is a wonderful show and now the rest of the world is starting to hear how good it is. Thanks to the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and their amazing Saturn Awards, members of the cast and crew of Discovery own some new hardware to put on their mantle… or dashboard.
Sonequa Martin-Green won Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation for her role as Michael Burnham in Discovery’s second season. Although she was not on hand to accept the award, she sent a video in her place. She gushed over the writers, staff, crew and fellow actors she works with.
Last year, she won the ”Best Actress on Television” Saturn Award.
Doug Jones was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor in Streaming Presentation award, for bringing Lt. Saru to life. He was also nominated in 2017 for the same role, but then it was ”Best Supporting Actor on Television.” Looks like the Saturn Awards recognized the difference between streaming and TV.
Ethan Peck (Spock) and Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber) were also nominated for the award.
Jones has been nominated for multiple awards in the past, including for his work (as a member of an ensemble) in “The Shape of Water” in 2017, and he won a lifetime achievement award from the California Independent Film Festival in 2018.
Star Trek: Discovery won the Saturn Award for the Best Streaming Science Fiction, Action & Fantasy series. Showrunner Michelle Paradise accepted the award along side Jones.
These mark the first major award wins for the show after being nominated 30 times (Primetime Emmys, Costume Designers Guild Awards, Empire Awards, and others).
Paradise served as the co-executive producer for Discovery through the second season, and got the promotion to co-executive producer for Season 3. This move was made to relieve Alex Kurtzman somewhat his with his day-to-day responsibility for Discovery, and allow him to reign over the new Trek universe, which includes Picard, Lower Decks, and a possible Section 31 series, which is rumored to be in development.
Star Trek: Discovery airs on CBS: All Access. Season 3 is expected to debut in Spring 2020.