40th Annual Saturn Awards, A Night of Winners for Genre Storytelling – Photo Gallery

One 26th June, 2014 genre entertainment celebrated 40 years of the Saturn Awards, a special award from The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films; an organization dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of genre entertainment that is often ignored by so-called ‘mainstream’ awards shows such as the Oscars or Emmy’s. The Saturn Awards are a chance for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror storytellers to shine.

Next week we’ll have various reports from the Red Carpet at The Saturn Awards, including interviews with Melissa McBride, Seth Gabel, James Gunn, and many more, as they give us updates on their current and upcoming projects. In the meantime, here’s your list of winners from the star studded night, and our photo gallery from the Press Room with the winners and presenters.

From the Press Release:

40th Annual Saturn Awards, 26-June, 2014 - Press Room_-40Alfonso 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, on Thursday night, June 26, 2014, this year being the 40th installment. Over 500 film and television professionals and film enthusiasts crowded the room and cheered on the winners as the awards show unfolded.

On a warm night in the hills of Burbank at the quaint Castaway Starlight Ballroom, the two-hour-plus ceremony honored the best in genre entertainment. This year’s event was hosted by comedian Jeff Ross, who flew in from New York to be a part of what has almost become tradition for him – hosting the Saturn Awards the last 11 of 12 years.

The winners for the annual event included Gravity, which received five Saturn Awards, and Marvel’s Iron Man 3, which was awarded with three Saturn Awards, including Best Actor (Robert Downey, Jr.), Best Supporting Actor (Ben Kingsley), and 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” receiving three Saturn Awards each. “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 most memorable roles include Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and Nicholas Meyer’s Time After Time.

Following the historical event, guests mingled in the courtyard of the Castaway and were able to view the planet Saturn in the sky courtesy of telescopes provided by Celestron Telescopes Company. This year’s show was directed by Steven Carter and produced by Kevin Marcus, Bradley Marcus, and Aaron Griffith. The executive producer was Robert Holguin, who is the President of the non-profit organization.

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)

Best Independent Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best International Film: Big Bad Wolves
Best Animated Film: Frozen

Best Network Television Series: (tie) “Hannibal,” “Revolution”
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: “The Walking Dead”
Best Television Presentation of a Limited Series: “Breaking Bad”
Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television: “Teen Wolf”

40th Annual Saturn Awards, 26-June, 2014 - Press Room_-26Best Actor on Television: Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal”)
Best Actress on Television: Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Melissa McBride (pictured below; “The Walking Dead”)
Best Younger Actor on Television: Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead”)
Best Guest Star on Television: Robert Forster (pictured below with Lance Henriksen; “Breaking Bad”)

Best DVD/BD Release: Big Ass Spider
Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release: Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Chucky: The Complete Collection
Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3, 4, 5

The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Bryan Fuller
The George Pal Memorial Award: Greg Nicotero
The Life Career Award: Malcolm McDowell
The Special Achievement Award: Marc Cushman

For more information on The Saturn Awards, and The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, make sure to check out their website