No Hugo Love For 'Star Trek'

By Caillan
April 11, 2004 - 9:58 AM

Enterprise has been shut out of the 2004 Hugos, the World Science Fiction Society's annual awards which recognise the best in genre literature, art, film and television.

The latest Star Trek series was not nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category, according to Noreascon Four, the official hosts of the 62nd World Science Fiction Convention. The nominees were determined by 212 ballots submitted by supporting and attending members of Noreascon Four.

Enterprise was beaten to the punch by three episodes of genre television shows and a slimy, fish-loving, ring-coveting creature called Gollum. The nominees are: Buffy The Vampire Slayer's "Chosen", Smallville's "Rosetta", "Heart of Gold" and "The Message" from Firefly and Gollum's acceptance speech at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards. All television episodes which aired during the calendar year 2003 were eligible for nomination.

The Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, nominees are 28 Days Later, Finding Nemo, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and X-Men 2, which starred Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard). The Best Dramatic Presentation category was split in two sections for the first time last year.

Last year two Enterprise episodes, "Carbon Creek" and "A Night In Sickbay", scored Hugo nominations. In the final ballot, both episodes were beaten by Buffy The Vampire Slayer's "Conversations with Dead People" (story).

Previous Star Trek Hugo Award-winners include Star Trek: The Next Generation's "All Good Things" and "The Inner Light", and the original series episodes "The City On The Edge Of Forever" and "The Menagerie". In 1968 a special award was bestowed upon creator Gene Roddenberry.

The complete list of nominations can be found at Noreascon Four. The winners will be announced in Boston, MA, from September 2-6, 2004. Thanks to 'The Realist' for this!

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