CBS Television Studios has released videos asking for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ to be considered for several Emmy Awards nominations.
The new videos show behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the show’s creators, cast, and crew about what the series has done for them. Series co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman says:
“You go to the sets, and you look at the scope and the scale, I would be dead inside if it didn’t excite me every day.”
CBS also released a video highlighting the cinematic visual effects of ‘Discovery.’ Star Trek: Kurtzman has stated that the goal of the series was to give fans the kind of visual effects that they would expect to see on the big screen. He said:
“We want to blur the line between television and film. These are shots that you would be seeing in a film. There’s really no difference. That’s what we were trying to achieve in every episode. If our goal is to blur the line between television and film, it’s got to be great. The show is designed by so many genuine fans who are now in a position to create the things that they grew up loving. If we’re made by fans for fans, then we have a fairly high bar to reach.”
Check out the video below!
A third consideration video was released featuring Jeff Russo’s score from ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’ The video features a few specific songs from the soundtrack, and Russo himself speaking about what composing the soundtrack meant to him.
“I got that fateful, infamous call where you pick up the phone and they want you to do ‘Star Trek.’ My head exploded at that moment. When I first started thinking of what I would do, I first needed to feel like I was in the world of ‘Star Trek.’ Even though there’s a lot of action in our show, I wanted to really play into how these characters are feeling. The guiding principle is, ‘How do you support the story?’ It’s an incredible feeling because I grew up loving ‘Star Trek.’ I pinch myself when I think about constructing orchestra on music to go in our ‘Star Trek’ show. It’s just incredible. It still gets me every time.”
You can view that video below!
All in all, CBS is asking for ‘Discovery’ to be considered for the categories of: Outstanding Production Design For a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Sci-Fi/Fantasy Costumes, Oustanding Music Composition, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects, in addition to Outstanding Drama Series.
Several actors have also been pushed for individual nominations, including Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Wilson Cruz, Michelle Yeoh, Mary Wiseman, and Mary Chieffo.
Emmy Awards voting is now officially underway, and the nominees will be announced on July 12th.
The first season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is available to stream on CBS All Access in the United States, through CraveTV in Canada, and through Netflix in other international markets. Production for the second season is currently underway.