The 42nd Annual Saturn Awards winners and honorees


It was a night of celebration for all things sci-fi, fantasy, and horror for television and movies at the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards at The Castaway in Burbank, California. Presented by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, your favorite movies and television shows were honored during the two-hour celebration and after party.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated the film categories with the most wins – winning eight of the 15 they were nominated in, including Best Science Fiction Film. Both Solos won for best actor (Harrison Ford) and best supporting actor (Adam Driver) and of course, legendary composer John Williams took home best score. Star Wars also took home Best Makeup, Special Effects, Editing, and Writing.

Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak took home three awards out of the nine nominated – best horror film, production design, and supporting actress (Jessica Chastain).

In the TV category, The Walking Dead took home the most awards with three (best horror TV series, supporting actress Danai Gurira, and younger actor Chandler Riggs). Outlander and Hannibal both took home two awards. Outlander took home the Best Fantasy series and two-time winner for best actress award to Caitrionia Balfe. Hannibal took home the award for best action and thriller series and best supporting actor to Richard Armitage. AMC’s hit series Better Call Saul received the Spotlight Award for being one of the most engaging series on television.

There were several honorees present at the event with the Lifetime Achievement Award given to Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols who played the original Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series. She went on to numerous roles and was considered groundbreaking for not only as a female but as a person of color in the field of entertainment. She has continued her support for entertainment, the musical arts, and for NASA and space exploration.

Screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg, who also picked up the award for Cinderella, was honored with the George Pal Memorial Award for his work on numerous screenplays and productions. His extensive background includes Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes, the X-Men series, The Martian, Deadpool, and many other films that have made an impact in the entertainment world.

Melissa Benoist was honored with The Breakthrough Performance Award for her portrayal as the Kryptonian superhero Supergirl on CBS-now-CW series of the same name.

Producer and writer Eric Kripke, who created longtime-running series Supernatural and the upcoming series Timeless, was honored for his numerous works on a variety of sci-fi and supernatural television shows.  He received the Dan Curtis Legacy Award.

Producer Brannon Braga was given a special recognition award for all his contributions to the entertainment industry and has given us the most iconic series – Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek:Voyager, Star Trek:Enterprise, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Terra Nova, Flashforward, Threshold, 24, and his current series Salem.

Check out the list of winners below! We will have more coverage this week. Please stay tuned.


Best Science Fiction Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture:  Ant-Man
Best Fantasy Film: Cinderella
Best Horror Film: Crimson Peak
Best Action/Adventure Film: Furious 7
Best Thriller Film:  Bridge of Spies
Best International Film:  Turbo Kid
Best Animated Film:  Inside Out
Best Independent Film:  Room
Best Actor: Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Best Actress: Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Supporting Actor: Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Best Supporting Actress:  Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Ty Simpkins (Jurassic World)
Best Director: Ridley Scott (The Martian)
Best Writing:  Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Best Production Design: Thomas E. Sanders (Crimson Peak)
Best Editing: Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Best Music: John Williams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Best Costume: Alexandra Byrne (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Best Make-Up: Neal Scanlan  (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Best Special Effects: Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)



Best Science Fiction TV Series: Continuum
Best Horror TV Series: The Walking Dead
Best Action/Thriller TV Series:  Hannibal
Best Fantasy TV Series: Outlander
Best Presentation on Television:  Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song
Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series:  The Flash
Best New Media TV Series:  Marvel’s Daredevil
Best Actor on Television:  Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead)
Best Actress on Television:  Caitrionia Balfe (Outlander)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Richard Armitage(Hannibal)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead)
Best Younger TV Actor: Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)
Best Guest Star on Television: William Shatner (Haven)


Best DVD/BD Release: Burying the Ex
Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release: Miracle Mile
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Frank Darabont Collection
Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: X-Files: The Collector’s Set
Best DVD/BD Special Edition:  X-Men: Days of Futures Past (The Rogue Cut)
Best Local Stage Production:  Tarzan (3D Theatricals)



The Lifetime Achievement Award: Nichelle Nichols
The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Eric Kripke
The Breakthrough Performance Award: Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)
George Pal Memorial Award:  Simon Kinberg
Special Recognition Award:  Brannon Braga
President’s Award:  Haven
Spotlight Award:  Better Call Saul

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