Marvel’s The Avengers, Life of Pi, The Cabin in the Woods and Skyfall top Saturn Awards for Film; Top TV honors go to Revolution, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Teen Wolf at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards.
BURBANK, CA – Marvel’s The Avengers received four Saturn Awards, the most of any film nominated this year, while Breaking Bad received three TV awards as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films presented the 38th annual Saturn Awards, the top honors for genre entertainment.
Marvel’s The Avengers was named Best Science Fiction Film and also received Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Clark Gregg), Best Direction (Joss Whedon) and Best Special Effects (Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick).
Life of Pi was named Best Fantasy Film, The Cabin in the Woods was honored as Best Horror/Thriller Film, and Skyfall received the Saturn Award for Best Action/Adventure Film.
In TV categories, “Breaking Bad” received three Saturn Awards – Best Presentation on Television, Best Actor (Bryan Cranston, in a tie with Kevin Bacon for “The Following”) and Best Supporting Actor on Television (Jonathan Banks).
“Revolution” was named Best Network Television Series, while “The Walking Dead” received the Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series, and “Teen Wolf” was named Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television.
The 38th Annual Saturn Awards were presented for the period covering Feb. 1, 2012, to Feb. 11, 2013.
“From zombies and super-heroes to some of the best science-fiction stories ever created and the most awesome images of fantasy ever seen, this was a truly phenomenal year for genre entertainment, which is now the very heart of the entire entertainment industry,” said Academy President Robert Holguin. “The Academy of Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Films is truly delighted to be able to honor such fine achievements.”
The organization paid tribute to the late Richard Matheson, who was scheduled to attend, but passed away from natural causes on Sunday, June 23rd.
Here is the full list of winners at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards:
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”)
HOME ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
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
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FROM THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FILMS
The Lifetime Achievement Award: William Friedkin
The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Vince Gilligan
The Visionary Award: Richard Matheson
The Life Career Award: Jonathan Frakes
Source: Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.