Star Trek: Discovery Scores Four Emmy Nominations

“Such Sweet Sorrow, part 2”

“Such Sweet Sorrow, part 2”

Star Trek: Discovery has been nominated for four Primetime Emmys. They sadly missed out on the high-profile acting and series nominations, but most of us knew those would go to Game of Thrones, anyway. Where Discovery did excel was on the technical side. Discovery’s four nominations are: Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), and Outstanding Special Visual Effects. That’s an improvement over last year’s performance; in 2018, Discovery was only nominated for two Emmys, for Prosthetic Makeup and Sound Editing.

The competition is stiff though, this year. Among others, Discovery is up against Game of Thrones in every nominated category. In prosthetic makeup, one of Discovery’s strongest categories and one that was lobbied heavily in “for your consideration” season, the competition consists of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, HBO’s Chernobyl, FX’s Fosse/Verdon, and as I said before, Game of Thrones. The other area Discovery lobbied for was costume design, but they were beaten to the punch in the fantasy and sci-fi category by Game of Thrones (again), American Horror Story: Apocalypse (again), and Good Omens, The Handmaid’s Tale, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

One of my favorites of Discovery’s nominations was the one for sound editing. I’m an audio nerd, so there’s that...but also, they were nominated in that category (and the vfx one) specifically for the season 2 episode “Such Sweet Sorrow, part 2”, which I can only assume means a nod for the truly excellent old-school sci-fi black hole sequence. I try to avoid editorializing too much on this show but as a sci-fi nerd, that particular sequence tickled me and I can’t recommend it enough.

Find out if Star Trek: Discovery made the final cut, when the Primetime Emmy Awards are broadcast later this year, Sunday, September 22nd, on FOX.

Alison Pitt