Next month, CBS Television Studios will receive the 2018 Governors Award for Star Trek at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards next month.
“The Governors Award, which debuted in 1978, honors an individual or organizational achievement in the television arts and sciences that is exceptional and universal in nature and goes beyond the scope of annual Emmy Awards recognition.”
“Star Trek is the first television program I can remember watching as a child, and has always been ahead of its time,” said Mark Spatny, chair of the Governors Award committee.”Not only have all the franchises promoted inclusiveness and acceptance of all people, and inspired creative thought about space exploration and our future, but the technical innovations sparked by the franchise are incredibly significant to the evolution of television production, and also to the communication and computer tools we use in our daily life.”
“For over fifty years, Star Trek has captivated and connected fans from around the world,” said David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios. “What the series always brilliantly illustrated is that, despite our greatest differences, we as people are more alike than we realize, and coming together in hopes of a better tomorrow is not just a possibility, but a necessity.”
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will take place Saturday, September 8.