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TrekToday - 5 Emmy Nods For Enterprise's First Season

5 Emmy Nods For Enterprise's First Season

By Christian
July 18, 2002 - 7:30 PM

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) today announced the nominations for the 54th annual Emmy awards, recognising several new shows, but failing to honour any UPN shows in the high-profile categories.

With his previous series Quantum Leap, Scott Bakula received several consecutive nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, but his new show Enterprise failed to receive any nominations outside the technical categories. The show received a total of 5 nominations, three less Voyager received after a strong publicity campaign for its final season (story). This year, television network UPN spent a lot of energy on bringing Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the attention of Emmy voters, but with only four technical nominations the show continued to be ignored by the Academy.

The nominations were announced today in a short ceremony hosted by actor Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) and actress/writer/director Laura Innes. The actual Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on the 22nd of September and broadcast live on NBC, although the Creative Arts awards, encompassing all the categories for which Enterprise was nominated, will be handed out during a special banquet on the 14th of September.

Below is a full list of all the nominations Enterprise received this year, all in categories for which Voyager was also nominated last year:

Two categories in which Voyager was nominated last year but Enterprise failed to get recognised for were Outstanding Costuming and Outstanding Music Composition, the latter of which Voyager even received two nominations for.

On top of Enterprise's five nods, several Star Trek alumni also received nominations. Jonathan West, who served as director of photography on Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation, was recognised in the category of Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series for his work in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode 'Identity Crisis.' Veteran Trek casting director Junie Lowry-Johnson received a nomination in the Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series category for Six Feet Under.

In the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, perennial favourite Kelsey Grammer (Morgan Bateson in 'Cause and Effect') received his ninth consecutive nomination for his performance as the title character in Frasier. Kim Cattrall, who played Valeris in 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,' nabbed her third nod in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Sex and the City, while John Larroquette (Maltz in 'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock') was recognised in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for The Practice.

HBO's Six Feet Under led this year's nominations with 23 nods, followed by two-time Outstanding Drama Series winner The West Wing with 21. Both series will vie with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law and Order and 24 for this year's Outstanding Drama Series award. Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, Sex and the City and Will & Grace were nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series together with outside runner Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Once again genre shows failed to make an impact on the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Despite a campaign which included the distribution of musical episode 'Once More With Feeling' on DVD with issues of the Hollywood Reporter, UPN's Buffy The Vampire Slayer only managed to snag four technical nominations.

The episode 'Hell's Bells' was recognised in the categories of Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Makeup (Prosthetic), while 'Once More With Feeling,' originally left off the Academy ballot for Outstanding Writing, scored a nomination for Oustanding Musical Direction.

The X-Files, nominated for high-profile awards such as Outstanding Drama Series in its heyday, was recognised only in the category of Outstanding Music Composition, together with Xena: Warrior Princess. The Sci-Fi Channel's Farscape scored its first-ever nomination for Outstanding Costuming, while Smallville received nods for Outstanding Sound Editing and Visual Effects, with Stargate SG-1 grabbing two for Visual Effects.

The ABC's Dinotopia scored six nominations, including one in the category of Outstanding Mini-Series. This year a total of 22 nominations went to live-action genre programming, eclipsing 2001's 16 nods.

A round-up of all high-profile nominations can be found in this AP article, while the full list of nominations is available at the Emmy web site.

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