SyFy Awards CommenceBy Amy
March 16, 2001 - 6:14 PM
This year's SyFy Awards are now well underway at SyFy World, a part of the Trek Nation. There are a total of 13 categories in this year's awards, an annual event since the site's inception in 1998, and there are a number of Star Trekkian nominees.
Voyager's Kate Mulgrew (Janeway), winner for two years straight, returns to see if she can make it number three in the 'Best Actress/TV Series' category. However, but faces some pretty tough opposition from a field including 'The X-File's' Gillian Anderson, last year's runner up, and newcomer Claudia Black from 'Farscape'. Voyager itself will try to repeat last year's win as the 'Best TV Series'.
Robert Picardo (the Doctor), on the other hand, and co-star Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), will be trying to make it number two in the 'Best Supporting Actor/Actress in a TV Series' categories. Last year, Voyager's EMH managed to nudge out Richard Chevolleau from 'Earth: Final Conflict' to claim the spot from another E:FC actor, David Hemblen. This year he'll be facing such notables as Mitch Pileggi from 'The X-Files' and Gordon Michael Wolvett from 'Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda'. Ryan, on the other hand, will be competing with Charisma Carpenter ('Angel'), Lexa Doig ('Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda') and Virginia Hey ('Farscape') to retain her slot, which she claimed last year from Leni Parker of 'Earth: Final Conflict'.
Voyager's Manu Intiraymi (Icheb) and Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman) will be competing with each other in the 'Best Young Actor/Actress' category, which Pomers has been the winner of for the past two years running. Susanna Thompson has received a nomination for her special guest appearance as the Borg Queen in Voyager episode 'Unimatrix Zero', while John de Lancie (Q) has also received a nomination for his guest role in Andromeda episode 'The Pearls That Were His Eyes'.
'The Lifetime Achievement Award' category is virtually devoted to Star Trek, with Bablyon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski the only non-Trek related nominee. Also worth noting is Patrick Stewart's (Picard) nomination for 'Best Actor/Movie' for his role as Professor Charles Xavier in 'The X-Men'.