Saturn Award

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Saturn Award
41st Saturn Awards
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The Saturn Award
Awarded for Best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded 1972
Official website

The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works mainly in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. The award was initially, and is still sometimes, loosely referred to as a Golden Scroll.


The Saturn Awards were devised by Dr. Donald A. Reed in 1972, who felt that films within the genres of science fiction and fantasy were never given the appreciation they deserved at that time.[1] The physical award is a representation of the planet Saturn, with its ring(s) composed of film.

The Saturn Awards are voted on by members of the presenting Academy. The academy is a non-profit organization with membership open to the public.[2]

Although the awards still primarily nominate films and TV in the science fiction, fantasy and horror categories, the Saturns have also recognized productions in standard dramatic genres. There are also special awards for lifetime achievement in the field. The 40th Saturn Awards were held on June 26, 2014, in Burbank, California.[3]

Award categories[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Motion picture[edit]

In addition there was an Award for Best Foreign Film in 1980, and an Award for Best Low-Budget Film from 1980 to 1982.


Home video[edit]

Year-by-year results[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IMDB page". 
  2. ^ "The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films". Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Matt (February 29, 2012). "Saturn Award Nominations Announced; HUGO and HARRY POTTER Lead with 10 Nominations Each". Collider. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 

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