'Enterprise' Earns Three Emmy Nominations

By Michelle
July 14, 2005 - 8:50 PM

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its annual Emmy Award nominations this morning, giving Star Trek: Enterprise three nods for its final season and honouring William Shatner (Kirk) with a nomination for best supporting actor in a television drama for Boston Legal. UPN received its only nominations for Enterprise.

Chairman of the Board of the Academy Dick Askin presided over the announcement, assisted by actors Jami Gertz and Michael Imperioli. The complete list of Emmy nominations is available for download at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences site, along with information about the presentation of technical awards and a breakdown by network of nominations received.

During previous years, Enterprise earned nominations in the Outstanding Visual Effects category, but this year newcomers Battlestar Galactica and Lost joined both Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis to dominate the category, with former Star Trek producer Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica earning two nominations. Enterprise also failed to receive a citation for its music, which was nominated the previous two years. However, it picked up nominations for hairstyling and stunt coordination.

Below is a full list of all the nominations Enterprise received this year:

  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Prosthetic) - Michael G. Westmore, Makeup Supervisor, and his team have been nominated in this category every year since 1991 and have won the award four times. This year their work on "United" was honoured. Enterprise will compete against Nip/Tuck, as it did last year, as well as Carnivale, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and MADtv.

  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Series - Michael Moore and his team of stylists will compete against Carnivale and MADtv in this category as well, plus Alias, American Dreams and Deadwood. The two-part episode "In a Mirror, Darkly" was singled out for this nomination.

  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination - Vince Deadrick Jr. was selected for his management of the stunts in Augments episodes "Borderland" and "Cold Station 12". Alias was also cited in this category, along with 24, ER and The Last Ride.

Though ABC's Desperate Housewives dominated the nominations overall and the comedic acting categories in particular, Lost became one of the most successful genre series with twelve nominations. However, none of its stars were nominated in lead categories. Fans of science fiction have frequently complained that actors on such shows are frequently overlooked, though the stars of The X-Files were frequent nominees.

Numerous Trek alumni received Emmy nods in acting, creative and technical categories. In addition to Shatner, who won in the guest category last year for playing Denny Crane and is nominated now as a series regular, Deep Space Nine staffers Ira Steven Behr and Rene Echevarria were cited for USA's The 4400 miniseries which earned nods for production, writing and cinematography. Christopher Plummer, General Chang of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie for Our Fathers. Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan)'s Whoopi Back To Broadway - The 20th Anniversary special was cited for Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program.

The awards presentation telecast will be televised by the CBS on Sunday, September 18th from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. The complete list of Emmy nominations is available for download at The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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