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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Announces 42nd Annual Saturn Awards Winners!!!

ClkcA1YVYAAjElX-1With host John Barrowman (of Torchwood and Arrow fame) at the helm, the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards journeyed to a galaxy far, far away as J.J. Abram’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated with 8 Saturn Awards, followed by Guillermo Del Toro’s Gothic Horror masterpiece Crimson Peak, with 3, while for television Saturn favorites The Walking Dead, Hannibal, Outlander and Haven received multiple wins, and Marvel’s Daredevil won the first Best New Media Series  as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films presented the 42nd annual Saturn Awards, the top honors for genre entertainment.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was named Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actor (Harrison Ford), Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Writing (Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt), Best Music (John Williams), Best Makeup (Neal Scanlan), Best Editing (Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey), and Best Special Effects (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould).  Crimson Peak was named Best Horror Film, Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain) and Best Production Design (Thomas E. Sanders).   Other highlights included Charlize Theron for Best Actress (Mad Max: Fury Road), Ridley Scott, Best Director (The Martian), and Marvel’s Ant-Man dwarfed the competition with a win for Best Comic-to-Film Adaptation.

In TV categories, The Walking Dead once again dominated with three Saturn wins for Best Horror TV Series, Best Supporting TV Actress (Danai  Gurira), and Best Younger TV Actor (Chandler Riggs).   “Fannibals” had their just desserts as Hannibal took home Best Action/Thriller TV Series, as well as Best Supporting TV Actor for Richard Armitage.   Outlander earned Caitrionia Balfe her second consecutive Best TV Actress Saturn as well as the Saturn for Best Fantasy TV Series; The CW’s DC Comics series The Flash won its second Best Superhero Adaptation on TV, genre favorite Bruce Campbell nabbed a long-overdue Best TV Actor for Ash Vs. Evil Dead and William Shatner earned a Best Guest Performance on a TV Series for Haven, which was also honored with the President’s Award.

Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, Nichelle Nichols received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Brannon Braga (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager, Enterprise) received a Special Achievement Award.   Uber-producer Simon Kinberg, whose films won numerous awards tonight, received his own George Pal Memorial Award.  Eric Kripke was presented the Dan Curtis Memorial Award from his Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padelecki, Better Call Saul was recognized for its excellence in television, and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist took flight with the Breakthrough Performance Award.

The 42nd Annual Saturn Awards were presented for the period covering Feb. 1, 2015, to Feb. 11, 2016.

Here is the full list of winners at the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards:


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
(*) First inaugural Awards


For more information about the Saturn Awards and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, visit,, and @SaturnAwards1 

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