'Enterprise' Picks Up Saturn Award NominationsBy Lisa
March 15, 2002 - 4:48 AM
Enterprise today received four nominations for the 28th annual Saturn awards.
The latest addition to the Star Trek family was honoured in the 'Best Network Television Series' category of the awards, which recognise achievement in genre film and television. Other nominations included fellow UPN series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and veteran shows like Angel and The X-Files.
The show's actors have also been recognised, with Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer), Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) and Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) all nominated for their work on the series. Bakula was nominated in the 'Best Actor on Television' category, with Trinner and Blalock up for 'Best Televison supporting Actor' and Actress respectivley. The trio will face competition from Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters and Michelle Trachtenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer amongst the other nominees.
'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' picked up the most nods, with nine nominations in various categories. Nominated alongside it in the 'Best Fantasy Film' category was 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.' The film received eight nominations, tied with 'Brotherhood of the Wolf.'
The Saturn Awards were started in 1977 by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The aim of the awards is to honour, recognise and promote the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres which may be shunned by higher profile award bodies. Star Trek has traditionally done well at the awards; Voyager picked up two awards during its time on air, and the Next Generation was honoured twice.
The 28th Saturn Award winners will be announced in June. More on the awards can be found here at Zap2It or in this Hollywood Reporter article. Thanks go out to David Henderson at Psi Phi and Pamela Ashworth at Bakula News for this.