'Free Enterprise' Wins Saturn AwardBy Christian
June 7, 2000 - 10:10 PM
William C. Martell at the Mothership just posted a report of the 26th annual Saturn Awards ceremony, which were presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Tuesday night. Big winners were the movies 'The Matrix', 'The Green Mile' and the 'Once and Again' television series, but there were also a few Star Trek connections among the winnners.
In the first place, 'Free Enterprise' was presented with an award for Best Home Video Release. The indie film from Mark A. Altman and Robert Meyer Burnett featured an appearance by William Shatner (James T. Kirk) as himself, and dealt with two Trek fans meeting their hero. Also nominated in this category was 'Trekkies', a documentary on Star Trek fans hosted by Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar).
The Best Actor award was won by Tim Allen for his role in 'Galaxy Quest', where he played a Shatner-like actor who spent his days going to conventions centered around the SF series he starred in for a few years.
The actual Trek nominees didn't fare so well. According to an article at the official Star Trek site, Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) was nominated for Best Actress on Television, while Robert Picardo (the Holodoc) and Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) were nominated for Best Supporting Actor/Actress on Television. 'Deep Space Nine' was nominated for Best Syndicated Television Series. In addition, Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) was nominated for Best Actor on Television for his starring role in TNT's 'A Christmas Carol'. Unfortunately, none of these nominees actually won an award.
To see the full results from the Saturn Awards ceremony, please read the full report on the Mothership.