Summary

  • Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds were honored at the Saturn Awards, making up for their previous snubs at the Emmys and Golden Globes.
  • Star Trek: Picard won four awards, including Best Science Fiction Television Series, while Star Trek: Strange New Worlds only secured one trophy.
  • The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation received a special Lifetime Achievement award, presented to them by Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige.


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Star Trek swept the board at the 51st Annual Saturn Awards with multiple cast and crew from Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds taking home trophies. After being snubbed at the Emmys and Golden Globes, Picard‘s cast and crew were finally honored by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films. In addition, the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast received a special Lifetime Achievement award, presented to them by Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige.

In the main awards ceremony, Star Trek: Picard was nominated for seven awards in five categories and took home four Saturn Awards on the night. Meanwhile, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 was nominated for six awards in five categories but only secured one trophy at the 51st Saturn Awards. Star Trek: Lower Decks was also nominated for Best Animated Series or Special, but lost out to Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Read a list of all of the Star Trek franchise’s Saturn nominations, followed by a full breakdown of each winner below:

Best Animated Series or Special

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Best Science Fiction Television Series

Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Best Actor in a Television Series

Anson Mount (Strange New Worlds)

Patrick Stewart (Picard)

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

Jonathan Frakes (Picard)

Ethan Peck (Strange New Worlds)

Ed Speleers (Picard)

Todd Stashwick (Picard)

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

Jess Bush (Strange New Worlds)

Celia Rose Gooding (Strange New Worlds)

Jeri Ryan (Picard)

Best Guest Star in a Television Series

Amanda Plummer (Picard)

Paul Wesley (Strange New Worlds)

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Star Trek: Picard Season 3

Best Science Fiction Television Series Winner

Star Trek: Picard season 3 won the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Television Series. Showrunner Terry Matalas took to the stage to accept the award, alongside various members of the cast and crew of Picard season 3. In his acceptance speech, Terry Matalas said that he accepted the award on behalf of Sir Patrick Stewart, CBS Studios, the cast, crew, and the Picard writers. He also honored those who “inspired the next generation of Star Trek.” Watch Terry Matalas’ acceptance speech below:

Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: Picard)

Best Actor in a Television Series Winner

Star Trek: The Next Generation producer Rick Berman once reflected that Patrick Stewart never winning an Emmy was “criminal”. The Star Trek: Picard actor wryly referenced this in his acceptance speech, noting that his win was “a long time coming“. Patrick Stewart’s award for Best Actor in a Television Series was richly deserved, and the Shakespearian actor delivered a moving speech that honored his Star Trek: The Next Generation co-stars for making him a better actor. Watch Patrick Stewart’s moving acceptance speech below:

Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Picard)

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Winner

Jeri Ryan took home the Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series at the 51st Saturn Awards for her role as Commander Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Picard season 3. Ryan’s win feels like an acknowledgment of Seven of Nine’s emotional journey across three seasons of Picard, which has displayed every facet of Jeri Ryan’s considerable skills as an actress. Ryan had fierce competition for the role from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds‘ Jess Bush and Celia Rose Gooding, which is a testament to the rich material being written for female characters in modern Trek.

Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: Picard)

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series Winner

Sadly, scheduling conflicts prevented Jonathan Frakes from picking up his award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series. However, it’s great to see Star Trek director Jonathan Frakes being honored for possibly the greatest performance of his career. Frakes’ portrayal of a grieving Captain William T. Riker was deeply affecting. Remarkably, Frakes was able to give such an emotionally nuanced performance in Star Trek: Picard season 3, episode 3, “Seventeen Seconds” while also steering the ship as a director. That alone is proof that Jonathan Frakes’ Saturn Awards win was well-deserved.

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Paul Wesley (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)

Best Guest Star in a Television Series Winner

Paul Wesley beat some stiff competition to win the Best Guest Star in a Television Series award for playing Lt. James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Nick Offerman was nominated for his devastating performance in The Last of Us episode 3, while Amanda Plummer’s performance as Star Trek: Picard villain Vadic was also nominated. It’s not hard to see why Wesley was honored for his performance as Kirk in SNW, given that he’s played two alternate-reality versions of the character as well as the Prime timeline version. Paul Wesley accepted his award from Star Trek: Lower Decks‘ Tawny Newsome and you can watch his acceptance speech below:

Star Trek: The Next Generation Cast

Special Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

To top off a great night for the Star Trek franchise at the 51st Saturn Awards, the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. After missing the TNG reunion in Star Trek: Picard season 3, Wesley Crusher actor Wil Wheaton joined Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, and Gates McFadden to accept the award from Kevin Feige. Worf actor Michael Dorn took to the mic first, to reflect on the “incredible ride” of the past 35 years, paying tribute to the strong bonds between the TNG family. You can watch Michael Dorn accepting the Lifetime Achievement award below:

Sources: The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and Steven Weintraub.

All episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds are available to stream on Paramount+.

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