39th Saturn Awards

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The 39th Saturn Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television in 2012, were held on June 26, 2013, and hosted by Wayne Brady. The awards were presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

The seven Best Film Award categories were respectively won by The Avengers (Science Fiction), Life of Pi (Fantasy), The Cabin in the Woods (Horror or Thriller), Skyfall (Action or Adventure), Headhunters (International), Killer Joe (Independent) and Frankenweenie (Animated). The Avengers led the winners with four wins.

In the television categories, Breaking Bad won three of its four nominations, including Best Television Presentation. Revolution, The Walking Dead and Teen Wolf won the other Best Series Awards.[1]

The ceremony was dedicated to the memory of author Richard Matheson, who died just days prior to being set to receive the Visionary Award. Other honorees included Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and filmmaker William Friedkin, Life Career Award recipient and actor/director Jonathan Frakes and the Dan Curtis Legacy Award recipient and producer/creator Vince Gilligan.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Film[edit]

Peter Jackson, director, producer and co-writer of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which received the most nominations with nine, including Best Fantasy Film and Best Director.
For his film Killer Joe, William Friedkin earned a Best Director nomination, 21 years after receiving the The George Pal Memorial Award for his overall career.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt earned a Best Actor nomination for Looper, and a Best Supporting Actor nomination for The Dark Knight Rises.
Danny Elfman won his sixth Best Music Award for Frankenweenie. This was his thirteenth nomination in the category.
By earning her fifth Best Actress nomination for The Impossible, Naomi Watts tied the record for the most Best Actress nominations.
Best Science Fiction Film Best Fantasy Film
Best Horror or Thriller Film Best Action or Adventure Film
Best Director Best Writing
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Performance by a Younger Actor Best Music
Best Production Design Best Editing
Best Costume Best Make-up
Best Special Effects Best International Film
Best Independent Film Best Animated Film

Television[edit]

Anna Torv won her fourth consecutive Best Actress on Television Award for Fringe. She has been nominated five times.
Laurie Holden earned her second nomination for The Walking Dead in the Best Supporting Actress on Television category.
Terry O'Quinn was nominated for Best Guest Starring Role on Television for his appearances on Falling Skies. This is his sixth Saturn Award nomination, including a Best Supporting Actor on Television win for Lost.
Best Network Television Series Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
Best Television Presentation Best Youth-Oriented Television Series
Best Actor on Television Best Actress on Television
Best Supporting Actor on Television Best Supporting Actress on Television
Best Guest Performer on Television

Home video[edit]

Best DVD or Blu-ray Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Special Edition Release
Best DVD or Blu-ray Collection Best DVD or Blu-ray TV Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Truitt, Brian (June 27, 2013). 'Avengers,' 'Breaking Bad' top Saturn Award winners, USA Today. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  2. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (June 24, 2013). 39th annual Saturn Awards to be dedicated to the memory of author Richard Matheson, HitFix. Retrieved June 26, 2013.

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