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  EmmyStatues.jpg   08.28.00 Dispatch: Voyager Passed Over for Emmys

Despite seven nominations in technical categories, Star Trek: Voyager did not bring home any Emmy statuettes at the Creative Arts Awards held Saturday night by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Two of the awards Voyager was up for went to The X-Files, namely Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series (for which Voyager was nominated twice) and Outstanding Makeup for a Series. Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) went to Xena: Warrior Princess. The Costume award went to Providence, Hairstyling went to Saturday Night Live, and the Sound Editing honor was bestowed upon Third Watch. (For a complete list of the nominees from the Voyager production staff, see related story here.)

However, several of the big winners of the evening were shows that prominently featured Star Trek alumni. The HBO movie "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," which co-starred Brent Spiner as the manager of the title character played by Halle Berry, took home four awards, tying The West Wing as the most-honored show of the night. "Walking with Dinosaurs," the computer-animated Discovery Channel special narrated by Avery Brooks, tied for second place with three awards, as did "RKO 281," the HBO movie which featured James Cromwell (Zephram Cochrane in "Star Trek: First Contact") as William Randolph Hearst.

Another Cromwell vehicle, the TV movie "Fail Safe," took two awards. And of course, an Emmy night wouldn't be complete without awards going to the NBC stalwart Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer (Captain Morgan Bateson in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Cause and Effect"), adding two more of the statues to the sitcom's trophy case.

Unfortunately, this was the last chance Voyager had to bring home an Emmy this year, as the show did not garner any nominations for the regular Primetime Emmy Awards which will be handed out on September 10. But veterans of Star Trek are well represented among the nominees for those honors (see related story here).