Thursday, September 17, 2020

Star Trek: Picard Wins Emmy Award


CBS All Access's Picard, the Star Trek: The Next Generation follow-up starring Patrick Stewart in the title role, has earned an Emmy Award for its makeup and prosthetic design. The award, given to special makeup effects department head James Robert Mackinnon, prosthetic designer Vincent Van Dyke, special makeup effects artists Richard Redlefsen, Alexei Dmit riew, and Michael Ornelaz; and prosthetic designer Neville page, was announced tonight as part of the Emmys' virtual ceremony, in lieu of the usual red carpet and live audience event. Officially the award was for the episode "Absolute Candor," which took place largely on the planet Vashti, where Picard and Raffi relocated Romulan refugees 14 years earlier.

The series had been nominated for five Emmy Awards in the categories of Oustanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling; Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour).

Star Trek: Short Treks also received a nomination for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

Star Trek: Picard sees Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Stewart is also an executive producer on the series, which was created by Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek: Discovery), Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) and Kirsten Beyer.