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‘Better Call Saul,’ Melissa Benoist, Nichelle Nichols To Be Honored at Saturn Awards

"Star Trek" regular and space exploration advocate Nichols to receive lifetime achievement award

Nichelle Nichols, Simon Kinberg, Melissa Benoist and AMC’s “Better Call Saul” are among the recipients set to be honored at the 42nd annual Saturn Awards in June.

Nichols, who starred as Lt. Uhura in “Star Trek,” will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the “Star Trek” series, musical arts and genre entertainment. The award will coincide with the 50 anniversary of the “Star Trek” franchise.

She will also be recognized for her tireless support of NASA and space exploration.

The George Pal Memorial Award will be presented to Kinberg. The screenwriter and producer’s credits include “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” the “X-Men” films and “The Martian.” His most recent film, “Deadpool.,” broke box-office records.

Other honorees include Melissa Benoist, who will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award for her work on CBS’s “Supergirl”; Eric Kripke, who will receive the Dan Curtis Legacy Award; and Brannon Braga, who will receive the “Special Recognition Award.”

AMC’s TV series “Better Call Saul” will be honored with the Spotlight Award, which focuses on excellence in television.

John Barrowman, of CW’s “Arrow” and the cult hit “Torchwood,” will host this year’s Saturn Awards in Burbank on Wednesday, June 22.

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