Star Trek did not have a great weekend at the awards.
Star Trek saw two different award shows freeze them out this weekend. The Emmys, which were on Sunday, had dominated Strange New Worlds and Picard for different categories. While The Hugo Awards, also on Sunday, had nominated Lower Decks for an award as well.
None of the three Star Trek series got a win, however, losing out on six nominations across two award shows.
The Creative Arts Emmys were on Sunday, which was the second of two award nights, and Trek was up for five total awards across four categories. Strange New Worlds and Picard went toe to toe with one another for the Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) but lost to Stranger Things.
Picard then lost out on three other categories, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup (Stranger Things), Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) (Pam & Tommy), and Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes (What We Do In The Shadows).
If that wasn’t bad enough, Lower Decks also lost its Hugo Award as well. They were nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form to The Expanse. Apparently, Trek hasn’t won a Hugo award since 1995, with the Next Generation episode “All Good Things”, which was the series finale of the series.
For those unsure, the Hugo Awards looks at the best science fiction or fantasy works exclusively.
Next up for Trek is the Saturn Awards, where the franchise has six total nominations. The Saturn Awards, for those unsure, look at science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Award wins don’t invalidate Star Trek, nor does it validate it
A lot of people get bent out of shape if their favorite property doesn’t win a subjective award. I don’t get why, it’s not like an award win will really make the thing you like better. After all, who is even judging these things? There’s no way to verify that they’re any good at their jobs, nor is it known if they’re entirely unbiased.
I don’t care that Trek lost the awards because the franchise is among the best going and no award is going to make it better or worse in my opinion.