Star Trek is set to receive one of the highest honors in television this year. The franchise will be awarded the 2018 Governors Award from the Television Academy as part of this year’s Emmy Awards celebration.
Star Trek was chosen to receive the award for its contributions to art and society during its more than 50-year history.
"Star Trek is the first television program I can remember watching as a
"For over 50 years, Star Trek has captivated and connected fans from around the world. 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," said David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios. "The impact of Star Trek is
The Governors Award was first handed out in 1978 and is decided on by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Science. The award 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.”
The latest Star Trek television series, Star Trek: Discovery, received two Emmy Awards nominations for its first season. The series is nominated for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup and Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy or Drama.
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The Governors Award will be presented during the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 8th.