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Ever since the Miniseries first aired, the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica has been repeatedly honored both from within the sci-fi genre and from television critics with a wider scope. As well as the series as a whole, individual episodes, cast and crew have also been nominated for, and have also won, various awards and honors listed below.

Emmy Awards

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The Emmy® Awards are United States television production awards, similar to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment. The nominations below are for the annual Creative Arts Emmy awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

2004 Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: The Battlestar Galactica Miniseries, for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

2005 Emmy Awards (Season 1)

  • Nominated: The season and series premiere "33", for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
  • Nominated: The episode "The Hand of God", for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series

2006 Emmy Awards (Season 2)

2007 Emmy Awards (Season 3)

  • Nominated: The episodes "Occupation" and "Precipice", for Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
  • Nominated: The episode "Exodus, Part II", for Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
  • Winner: The episode "Exodus, Part II", for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
  • Nominated: The episode "Exodus, Part II", for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

2008 Emmy Awards (Season 4)

  • Nominated: "Razor", for Outstanding Cinematography For A One-Hour Series
  • Nominated: "Razor", for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One-Hour)
  • Nominated: The episode "He That Believeth In Me", for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
  • Winner: The episode "He That Believeth In Me", for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
  • Nominated: The episode "Six of One", for Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
  • Winner: The "Razor Featurette #4", for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

Hugo Awards

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The Hugo Award is presented each year in recognition of outstanding work in science fiction. They are given for the best science fiction or fantasy works of the previous year and the awards are handed out at the annual World Science Fiction Convention, or "WorldCon".

2005 Hugo Awards

  • Winner: The first season premiere episode "33", for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

2006 Hugo Awards

  • Nominated: The mid-season 2 cliffhanger episode "Pegasus", for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

2007 Hugo Awards

  • Nominated: The Season 2 episode "Downloaded", for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

2008 Hugo Awards

  • Nominated: The Season 4 episode "Razor" (televised version) for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

At the 2006, 2007, and 2008 awards, Battlestar Galactica's "nemesis" has been British writer Steven Moffat, who each year defeated Galactica and others in the category with his teleplays for Doctor Who.

Peabody Award

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The Peabody Awards are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting and cable television. The awards are generally regarded as "the most prestigious awards within the fields of broadcast journalism, documentary making, educational programming, children's programming, and entertainment."

2006 Peabody Awards

  • Winner: Battlestar Galactica and Sci Fi Channel received a 2006 Peabody Award for its "revitalized sci-fi television with its parallax considerations of politics, religion, sex, even what it means to be human." Press release of winners.

Visual Effects Society Awards

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2003 2nd Annual VES Awards

  • Winner: Zoic Studios for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Television Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Miniseries
  • Nominated: Zoic Studios for Outstanding Compositing in a Televised Program, Music Video or Commercial, Miniseries

2004 3rd Annual VES Awards

  • Nominated: Zoic Studios for Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program, episode "33", "Cylon Character"

2005 4th Annual VES Awards

  • Winner: Zoic Studios for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video, episode "Fragged", "Cylon Centurion"
  • Nominated: Zoic Studios for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video, episode "Valley of Darkness", "Cylon"

2006 5th Annual VES Awards

  • Winner: Gary Hutzel, Michael Gibson, Alec McClymont and Brenda Campbell for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series, episode "Exodus, Part II"
  • Winner: Steve Graves, Jose Peretz, Mark Shimer and Steve Gravese Peretz for Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video, episode "Resurrection Ship, Part II"
  • Nominated: Ryan Cronin, Louie Hinayo, Andy Asperin and Trevor Adams for Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video, episode "Downloaded"
  • Nominated: Lane Jolly, Don Kim, Matt Smith and Chris Zapara for Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video, episode "Resurrection Ship, Part II"

2007 6th Annual VES Awards

  • Winner: Mike Gibson, Gary Hutzel, Sean Jackson and Pierre Drolet for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or a Special, episode "Razor"
  • Nominated: Mike Gibson, Gary Hutzel, Michael J. Davidson and Kyle Toucher for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series, episode "Maelstrom"

The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films Awards

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The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video.

2004 30th Annual Awards

2005 31st Annual Awards

  • Winner: Battlestar Galactica TV Series, for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series

2006 32nd Annual Awards

2007 33rd Annual Awards

  • Winner: Battlestar Galactica TV Series, for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
  • Nominated: Edward James Olmos as William Adama, for Best Actor in a Television Program or Series
  • Nominated: Katee Sackhoff as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, for Best Actress in a Television Program or Series
  • Nominated: James Callis as Gaius Baltar, for Best Supporting Actor on Television

2008 34th Annual Awards

  • Nominated: Battlestar Galactica TV Series, for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
  • Nominated: "Razor", for Best Presentation on Television
  • Nominated: Edward James Olmos as William Adama, for Best Actor in a Television Program or Series

Leo Awards

2006 Leo Awards

Nebula Awards

2007 Nebula Awards

Miscellaneous

2005

2006

  • Salon.com recipient of the Buffy Award for Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica "the most underappreciated show in all of TV land"[2]

Various critic's Best of 2006

  • Arizona Republic (Position: #7)
  • Chicago Tribune (Position: N/A)
  • Entertainment Weekly's (Position: #3)
  • Metacritic (Position: #2)
  • Newsday (Position: #3)
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Position: #3)
  • San Jose Mercury-News (Position: #5)
  • TV Guide (Position: #5)

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2007

2008

Comments and Quotes

I didn't get into this business to get awards or get acclamation. I did it because I was searching for my own sense of who I was as a human being....
-- Edward James Olmos, (Scifi.com interview)

See Also

References

  1. Best of 2005: Television (backup available on Archive.org) . (HTML) (2005-12-15). Retrieved on 2006-10-27.
  2. And the Buffy goes to... (backup available on Archive.org) . (HTML) (2006-08-26). Retrieved on 2006-11-23.
  3. BBC reports the American Film Institute's top 10 TV shows of the year (backup available on Archive.org) . (HTML) (2006-12-11). Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  4. Best of 2006: Television (backup available on Archive.org) . (HTML) (2006-12-17). Retrieved on 2007-01-14.
  5. Battlestar Galactica: "Occupation/Precipice" Advance Review (backup available on Archive.org) . (HTML) (2006-10-19). Retrieved on 2006-10-27.
  6. Battlestar Galactica: "Exodus, Part 2" Advance Review (backup available on Archive.org) . (HTML) (2006-10-19). Retrieved on 2006-10-27.
  7. Bests of 2006 Television (backup available on Archive.org) . (HTML) (2006-12-17). Retrieved on 2007-01-14.