Fans of Star Trek: Picard will be happy to know that Patrick Stewart has won a brand new award for his work on his new series.
When Patrick Stewart returned to Star Trek, many were wondering just what the veteran, 80-year-old actor could bring to the table for his return as Jean-Luc Picard. So when Star Trek: Picard launched and fans got to see Stewart again as Picard for the first time in nearly twenty years, for the most part, fans were happy. He could still act as well as ever.
So when he was nominated for the newly created Critics Choice Super Awards for the category of Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, a lot of fans were very happy to see their leading man get nominated for such an award. Some may have even been surprised that Stewart was even nominated, considering that the newer Star Trek shows have taken a tonal shift away from what fans are familiar with.
He was up against a star-studded cast of actors as well, from Robbie Amell (Upload), Travis Fimmel (Raised by Wolves), Sam Heughan (Outlander ), Kayvan Novak (What We Do in the Shadows), and Nick Offerman (Devs). Stewart also handed a loss to Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), someone many thought would win the category due to the popularity of The Mandalorian.
Well, Stewart did in fact win the award when it was announced on Sunday. His win wasn’t the only one for Star Trek, as the franchise as a whole was awarded the first-ever Critics Choice Association Legacy Award for their “cultural impact it has had across multiple decades while continuing to appeal to and grow its loyal fanbase with new stories and characters.”
Stewart and Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green both accepted the award on behalf of the franchise.
If Stewart’s win proves anything, it’s that the old man still has some moves left.