Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity’ is honored with five awards at the 40th installment of the Saturn Awards, hosted by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
Burbank, CA -- Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity led the Saturn honors winning five awards. AMC Television’s The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad along with NBC Television’s Hannibal all brought home multiple Saturn Award recognition as The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films held their annual event, The Saturn Awards, this year being the 40th installment. Over five hundred film and television professionals and film enthusiasts crowded the room and cheered on the winners as the awards show unfolded.
The winners for the annual event included Gravity which received five Saturn Awards. Marvel’s Iron Man 3 was awarded with three Saturn Awards including Best Actor (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Best Supporting Actor (Ben Kingsley), and receiving the inaugural award Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture. Also receiving three awards was Spike Jonze’s Her (Best Fantasy Film, Best Writing, and Best Supporting Actress – Scarlett Johansson).
Television was well represented with both Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead each receiving three Saturn Awards apiece. Hannibal walked away with two major awards including Best Network Television Series (tied with NBC Television’s Revolution).
Special Saturn Award recognitions went to writer/producer Bryan Fuller who received The Dan Curtis Legacy Award which was presented to him by singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth. Greg Nicotero was recognized with the George Pal Memorial Award and Marc Cushman earned the Special Recognition Award for his books, (Star Trek) These are the Voyages: Season 1 and 2. The Life Career Award was presented to Malcolm McDowell for his rich career in acting. His best roles include Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, and Nicholas Meyer’s Time After Time.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Iron Man 3
Best Science Fiction Film: Gravity
Best Fantasy Film: Her
Best Horror Film: The Conjuring
Best Action/Adventure Film: Fast & Furious 6
Best Thriller Film: World War Z
Best Actor: Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man 3)
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Best Supporting Actor: Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3)
Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson (Her)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Writing: Spike Jonze (Her)
Best Editing: Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger (Gravity)
Best Production Design: Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
Best Music: Frank Ilfman (Big Bad Wolves)
Best Costume: Trish Summerville (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Best Make-Up: Donald Mowat (Prisoners)
Best Special / Visual Effects: Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould (Gravity)
Source: The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.