Star Trek: Picard wrapped its successful final season in April, and now it’s time for some recognition
To anyone who watched the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard, you already know that it was one of the best Star Trek seasons in the history of Star Trek. Not only did it include the main stars from Star Trek: The Next Generation, but it also brought back characters who’d played smaller roles in the series such as Michelle Forbes as Ro Laren and Daniel Davis as Professor Moriarty. And it introduced new characters specifically for the season such as Amanda Plummer as Captain Vadic and Todd Stashwick as Captain Liam Shaw.
Needless to say, the series had a lot of actors to choose from when deciding upon submissions for Emmy consideration, but it comes as no surprise that all seven of the stars from Star Trek: The Next Generation were submitted, including Patrick Stewart for Best Drama Actor while Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, and Brent Spiner were submitted for Best Supporting Drama Actors. According to Yahoo!entertainment, the Paramount+ series also included Ed Speleers and Todd Stashwick for Best Drama Supporting Actor while Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd joined iwth Amanda Plummer, Marina Sirtis, and Gates McFadden for Best Drama Supporting Actress nomination consideration.
Star Trek: Picard didn’t submit one actor which will disappoint some fans
Michelle Forbes returned as Ro Laren, and though her time aboard the USS Titan was brief, it was memorable. Her moments with Admiral Picard were some of the best she’d shared with him. The emotional connection between the pair stood the test of time and helped to wrap up the lingering issue of broken trust leftover from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Twitter is still filled with tweets from fans calling Ro Laren’s appearance as one of their favorites of the season.
But Michelle Forbes was not submitted for Emmy consideration. The Emmys have a long list of rules for submissions, and we have no way of knowing if Forbes met all the criteria. Beyond that, it could simply be the series decided to focus on those actors who appeared on more than one episode. Whatever the reason, this decision is likely to make some fans extremely unhappy. Hopefully, some Emmy nominations for the submitted actors, which will be announced on July 12th, will soothe ruffled feathers.
Star Trek: Picard has previously been nominated for Emmys in Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), and Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes. but this would be the first time an actor from the series would be nominated.