40th Saturn Awards

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The 40th Saturn Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television in 2013, was held on June 26, 2014, in Burbank, California. The awards were presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The nominations were announced February 25, 2014.[1]

Overview[edit]

In the film categories, Gravity won five of its eight nominations, including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, and Best Actress for Sandra Bullock. In the television categories, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead each won three awards, respectively. Breaking Bad won Best Television Presentation and The Walking Dead won Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series.[2]

Two new categories were added this year, Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture and Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series. Adaptations of comic-books were usually nominated in the fantasy or science fiction categories, while the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films was previously only rewarding young actors in motion pictures. The Saturn Award for Best Horror or Thriller Film was also split into two categories: Best Horror and Best Thriller. With Chandler Riggs's nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in TV Series, The Walking Dead became the first series to be nominated in all six television acting categories of the Saturn Awards. Riggs went on to win the award.

Writer/producer Bryan Fuller received the Dan Curtis Legacy Award. Actor Malcolm McDowell received The Life Career Award. Special effects creator Gregory Nicotero received The George Pal Memorial Award and author Marc Cushman received a Special Recognition Award for his recent Star Trek book publications.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Film[edit]

Alfonso Cuarón received the Best Director and Best Editing awards for Gravity, which also won Best Science Fiction Film.
Robert Downey, Jr. received the Best Actor award for Iron Man 3, his third win in six nominations.
Sandra Bullock received the Best Actress award for Gravity, her second win.
Scarlett Johansson received the Best Supporting Actress award for Her, her first win in two nominations.
Spike Jonze received the Best Writing award for Her, which also won Best Fantasy Film.
Chloë Grace Moretz received the Best Performance by a Younger Actor award for Carrie, her second win.
Best Science Fiction Film Best Fantasy Film
Best Horror Film Best Thriller Film
Best Action or Adventure Film Best International Film
Best Animated Film Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture
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 Independent Film

Television[edit]

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 Star on Television Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series

Home video[edit]

Best DVD or Blu-ray Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Collection
Best Classic Film Release Best DVD or Blu-ray TV Series

Multiple awards and nominations[edit]

Film
Awards Nominations Film
5 8 Gravity
3 4 Her
5 Iron Man 3
2 2 Big Bad Wolves
Television
Awards Nominations Series
3 5 Breaking Bad
4 The Walking Dead
2 Hannibal

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