45th Saturn Awards

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45th Saturn Awards
DateSeptember 13, 2019
SiteAvalon Hollywood, Hollywood, California, U.S.
Highlights
Most awardsFilm:
Avengers: Endgame (6)
Television:
Game of Thrones (4)
Streaming:
Star Trek: Discovery (3)
Most nominationsFilm:
Avengers: Endgame (14)
Television:
Game of Thrones (9)
Streaming:
The Haunting of Hill House (6)

The 45th Saturn Awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other genres belonging to genre fiction in film, television, home media releases, and local theatre productions from March 1, 2018 to July 7, 2019, was held on September 13, 2019, in Avalon Hollywood, Hollywood, California.[1][2] Nominations were announced on July 15.[3][4][2]

The ceremony marked considerable changes for the Saturn Awards; although the awards had rewarded solely works from the previous year until 2016, when the eligibility was changed from works of the previous year to works released from March of the previous year to February of the current year, the eligibility was, for this ceremony, extended to March of the previous year to early July of the current one. It is also the first Saturn Award ceremony not to be held in Burbank since 2009, and the second one to air live after the 1978 ceremony (as the show was made available for livestream on different platforms).[2] It also marked major changes for the categories: most notably, series were split into two different sets of categories, television and "Streaming", for web television series released on streaming/video on demand services such as Netflix or Hulu (films released on those platforms are also eligible for the acting categories). The number of Best Series awards for streaming (previously limited to Best New Media Television Series and Best New Media Superhero Series) extended; although they had previously shared acting categories with traditional television, Streaming series also now get their own. However, certain categories for television are not present for Streaming, or have been fused into one, resulting in seven categories compared to twelve for traditional television. In addition, the Breakout Director award, rewarding first-time film directors, was created, and the award for Best Television Presentation, which existed since 1995, was discontinued.[2]

Avengers: Endgame led the nominations for films with fourteen, followed by Aladdin with nine and Us with eight. Game of Thrones led TV series with nine, followed by Outlander and The Walking Dead with five each, and for streaming, The Haunting of Hill House led with six, followed by Lost in Space and Star Trek: Discovery with five each. At the ceremony, Avengers: Endgame won the most awards with six, followed by A Quiet Place and Spider-Man: Far From Home with two; Game of Thrones led wins on television with four, followed by The Walking Dead with three, while Star Trek: Discovery was the streaming program with the most wins with three, followed by Stranger Things with two.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Film[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture Best Science Fiction Film
Best Fantasy Film Best Horror Film
Best Action or Adventure Film Best Thriller Film
Best Animated Film Best Independent Film
Best International Film

Acting[edit]

Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Performance by a Younger Actor

Technical[edit]

Best Director Best Writing
Best Production Design Best Editing
Best Music Best Costume Design
Best Make-up Best Special Effects
Legion M Breakout Director

Television & Streaming Television[edit]

Best Series[edit]

Television
Best Superhero Television Series Best Science Fiction Television Series
Best Fantasy Television Series Best Horror Television Series
Best Action-Thriller Television Series Best Animated Series on Television
Streaming Television
Best Streaming Superhero Series Best Streaming Science Fiction, Action & Fantasy Series
Best Streaming Horror & Thriller Series

Acting[edit]

Television
Best Actor on Television Best Actress on Television
Best Supporting Actor on Television Best Supporting Actress on Television
Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Best Guest Performance in a Television Series
Streaming Television
Best Actor in Streaming Presentation Best Actress in Streaming Presentation
Best Supporting Actor in Streaming Presentation Best Supporting Actress in Streaming Presentation

Home Entertainment[edit]

Best DVD or Blu-ray Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Classic Film Release
Best DVD or Blu-ray Special Edition Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Television Movie or Series Release
Best DVD or Blu-ray Collection

Live Stage Production[edit]

Best Local Live Stage Production

Special Awards[edit]

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Nominations[edit]

Films with multiple nominations
Nominations Film
14 Avengers: Endgame
9 Aladdin
8 Us
6 Aquaman
Mary Poppins Returns
5 Bad Times at the El Royale
A Quiet Place
4 Destroyer
Dragged Across Concrete
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ready Player One
Shadow
Shazam
Spider-Man: Far From Home
3 Burning
Captain Marvel
Dumbo
Hereditary
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Pet Sematary
2 Avengers: Infinity War
Bumblebee
The Dead Don't Die
Halloween
Ma
Mandy
Overlord
Sorry to Bother You
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Toy Story 4
TV series with multiple nominations
Nominations TV series
9 Game of Thrones
5 Outlander
The Walking Dead
4 Better Call Saul
Fear the Walking Dead
Supergirl
3 Doctor Who
The Flash
The Orville
Riverdale
Westworld
2 Gotham
Killing Eve
Krypton
The Sinner
Streaming releases with multiple nominations
Nominations Streaming release
6 The Haunting of Hill House
5 Lost in Space
Star Trek: Discovery
3 Daredevil
Good Omens
You
2 Castle Rock
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Jack Ryan
Jessica Jones
The Punisher
Russian Doll
Stranger Things
The Umbrella Academy

Wins[edit]

Films with multiple wins
Wins Film
6 Avengers: Endgame
2 A Quiet Place
Spider-Man: Far From Home
TV series with multiple wins
Wins TV series
4 Game of Thrones
3 The Walking Dead
Streaming releases with multiple wins
Nominations Streaming release
3 Star Trek: Discovery
2 Stranger Things

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boucher, Geoff (September 13, 2019). "Saturn Awards: 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Wins For Third Year In A Row". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "SATURN AWARDS 'Reinvigorated' & Televised Coming into Upcoming 45th Anniversary Event". Newsarama. July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Hammond, Pete (July 15, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame', 'Game Of Thrones' Lead Saturn Award Nominations". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Mancuso, Vinnie (July 15, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame', 'Game of Thrones' Lead the 2019 Saturn Awards Nominations". Collider. Archived from the original on July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2019.