SLIDESHOW: The 39th Annual Saturn Awards – Winners List and Photos From the Night!

Saturn AwardOn Wednesday night, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror held their 39th Annual Saturn Awards in a beautiful ballroom in the hills of Burbank, California. The ballroom was decked out in some of the genre’s most notable icons, including a pair of stormtroopers, some zombies, a couple of ewoks, and even some droids rolled in for the occasion (could they be the ones you are looking for?).

The star-studded evening started off with a bit of sorrow. The ballroom was quiet as the crowd remember the late, great Richard Matheson, who was scheduled to appear to accept his Visionary award but passed away just three days prior to the ceremony. Applause broke out as Matheson’s son and best friend, RC Matheson, accepted the Visionary award on behalf of his father.

As the award show moved forward we saw some well deserved wins by some of the greatest directors, actors, actresses and producers out there. Marvel’s The Avengers, Life of Pi, Skyfall, and The Cabin in the Woods all won top film awards, and Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Revolution, and Teen Wolf took the top TV awards. Breaking Bad won the most awards of the night, taking home three golden Saturn Awards. In addition, series creator Vince Gilligan was the recipient of a special award himself – the Dan Curtis Legacy award.

Below you can find a complete list of the categories and the winners of those categories, and check out the slideshow at the bottom of this post.


Best Science Fiction Film: Marvel’s The Avengers

Best Fantasy Film: Life of Pi

Best Horror/Thriller Film: The Cabin in the Woods

Best Action/Adventure Film: Skyfall

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe)

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence  (The Hunger Games)

Best Supporting Actor: Clark Gregg (Marvel’s The Avengers)

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Suraj Sharma  (Life of Pi)

Best Director: Joss Whedon  (Marvel’s The Avengers)

Best Writing: Quentin Tarantino  (Django Unchained)

Best Production Design: Dan Hennah  (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best Editing: Alexander Berner  (Cloud Atlas)

Best Music: Danny Elfman  (Frankenweenie)

Best Costume: Paco Delgado  (Les Miserables)

Best Make-Up: Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead  (Cloud Atlas)

Best Special Effects: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick (Marvel’s The Avengers)

Best Independent Film Release: Killer Joe

Best International Film: Headhunters

Best Animated Film: Frankenweenie


Best Network Television Series: Revolution

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: The Walking Dead

Best Presentation on Television: Breaking Bad

Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television: Teen Wolf

Best Actor on Television: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Kevin Bacon (The Following) – tie

Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv (Fringe)

Best Supporting Actor on Television: Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad)

Best Supporting Actress on Television: Laurie Holden  (The Walking Dead)

Best Guest Star on Television: Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter)


Best DVD/BD Release: Touchback

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release: Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut

Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection

Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1 & 2


The Lifetime Achievement Award: William Friedkin

The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Vince Gilligan

The Visionary Award: Richard Matheson

The Life Career Award: Jonathan Frakes

Theater Showcase Award: Silence! The Musical


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I had an incredible time at the awards. I love sci-fi, fantasy and horror, and there is no better award show for these genre’s like The Saturn Awards. Check back soon for the video interviews I got on the red carpet!

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One comment

  1. The Avengers sure deserve the award…Thanks for the post.

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