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Blalock Takes Home Two Saturns

By Caillan
June 11, 2002 - 3:53 PM

Jolene Blalock's star shone brightly yesterday, with the actress winning two Saturn Awards for her role as Sub-Commander T'Pol on Enterprise.

Blalock beat off competition from Gigi Edgley (Farscape), Annabeth Gish (The X-Files), Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Michelle Trachtenberg and Alyson Hannigan to win Best TV Supporting Actress, Cinescape reported.

But that wasn't the end of Blalock's night, as she also scooped the fan-voted Cinescape's Female Face of the Future Award. Accepting the award, the actress expressed her gratitude to creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga for "seeing something alien in me." Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters was voted the Male Face of the Future.

Enterprise was nominated for four awards overall, but came away empty-handed in the other categories. Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) lost out to Farscape's Ben Browder for Best TV Actor, while Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) edged out Connor Trinneer for Best TV Supporting Actor. The series itself was beaten by fellow UPN show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which won Best Network TV Series.

The 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' Director's Edition had also been nominated in the category of Best DVD Classic Film Release, but that award went to 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.'

In the feature film categories, Steven Spielberg's 'A.I.: Artificial Intelligence' won Best Science Fiction Film, while 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' was honoured as Best Fantasy Film. Enterprise guest actress Fionnula Flanagan (V'Lar in 'Fallen Hero') took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 'The Others.'

Organised by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films, the Saturn Awards are held yearly to celebrate the best in genre entertainment. Past Trek winners include William Shatner (James T. Kirk), Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,' and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The full list of this year's winners can be found here at Cinescape.

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