41st Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Announced

This year marks the 41st annual Saturn Awards, the celebration of genre entertainment in television, film, and on the page. Today the winners were announced in a live press conference.

From the press release:

The 41st Annual Saturn Awards

Presented by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films

 “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Interstellar” roar with 11 and 10 nominations respectively, “Guardians of the Galaxy” rocks 9,” followed closely by Apes, Tom Cruise, Hobbits, X-Men and Fairy Tale Folk for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards,  while “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal” top TV nominations in a Stellar Year for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

LOS ANGELES – March 3, 2015 – It’s another Marvel-ous year for film as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and“Guardians of the Galaxy” racked up an impressive 11 and 9 nominations, respectively, and Christopher Nolan’s“Interstellar” reached new heights with 10 nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films today announced nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards, which will be presented June 25th.

Other major contenders are “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,”  Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow,” Peter Jackson’s finale to his Middle Earth Saga, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Disney’s “Into the Woods,” and Bryan Singer’s time-bending “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”   Also making a strong showing were “Birdman,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Maleficent,” “Dracula Untold,” and Australia’s horror entry “The Babadook.”  Andy Serkis once again proved that you don’t need to be human to earn a Best Supporting Actor nomination with his emotionally-charged Motion Capture performance of Caesar in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

In TV categories, AMC’s groundbreaking show “The Walking Dead” scared up 7 nominations, followed  closely by NBC’s shiver-inducing “Hannibal”, and SyFy’s “Continuum”.  Close behind with 3 noms apiece are Marvel’s “Agent Carter” (ABC), “American Horror Story: Freak Sho”w (FX), “Falling Skie”s (TNT), “The Flash” (CW), “The Librarians” (TNT), “Game of Thrones” (HBO), “Outlander” (Starz), and Guillermo Del Toro’s bone-chilling “The Strain” (FX)... while genre hits “Bates Motel” (A&E),  “Doctor Who” (BBC America),  “Teen Wolf” (MTV) and Fox’s breakout hit “Gotham” vie for Saturn gold as well.

This year we are pleased to add the Best Superhero Adaptation Television series category, celebrating the most super charged shows on television and pitting Marvel vs. DC in an epic battle for super-hero supremacy.

The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize films often overlooked by mainstreamawards.  Over the years, the Academy has expanded its reach to include recognizing excellence in television and home entertainment, as well as other genres, including adventure, thriller and action.

Robert Holguin, President of the Academy says, “It’s been quite a stellar year for genre entertainment.  I’m thrilled to see the consistent quality of films and series produced which we affectionately refer to as enhanced or exaggerated reality.  We devote our attention toward recognizing the genres of creativity and imagination”.

For the first time in the organization’s history, The Saturn Awards voting procedure will allow fans to vote in selected categories.  This new program, Affiliate Membership, is available to everybody.  More information can be found at the organization website: www.saturnawards.org.

This year’s Saturn Awards will be presented on Thursday June 25th, in Burbank A complete list of the nominations is listed below and for more information about the Academy, please visit www.saturnawards.org.

Also for the first time, nominations were hosted by thestream.tv (http://thestream.tv/.) Chase Masterson of “Star Trek: Deep Space 9” and currently guest starring on The CW’s “The Flash” was the celebrity host and she was joined by Doug Jones of “Hellboy” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” fame and Naomi Grossman of “American Horror Story.”

Following the announcement of the nominations, Masterson lead a discussion about the nominations with genre film professionals/film enthusiasts Robert Burnett, Jon Schnepp, Mark Hughes and Max Schultz. They were joined in the chat by Stephanie Pressman.

Airing live on the Stream.tv channels on Youtube and Dailymotion the announcement was co-produced with the Academy by theStream.tv and producers Stanley Isaacs, Susan Wrenn, and Lorna Paul and can be viewed here http://bit.ly/1FIGScH.

The 41st Annual Saturn Awards Nominations


  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2                                                                     (Sony)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier                                                   (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy                                                                           (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past                                                                    (20th Century Fox)


  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                                                             (20th Century Fox)
  • Edge of Tomorrow                                                                                    (Warner Bros.)
  • Godzilla                                                                                                       (Warner Bros.)
  • The Hunger Games:  Mockingjay – Part 1                                           (New Line Cinema)
  • Interstellar                                                                                                  (Paramount)
  • The Zero Theorem                                                                                     (Amplify)


  • Birdman                                                                                                        (Fox Searchlight)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel                                                                      (Fox Searchlight)
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies                                           (New Line/MGM/Warner Bros.)
  • Into the Woods                                                                                           (Walt Disney)
  • Maleficent                                                                                                    (Walt Disney)
  • Paddington                                                                                                  (The Weinstein Company)


  • Annabelle                                                                                                     (Warner Bros.)
  • The Babadook                                                                                             (IFC)
  • Dracula Untold                                                                                           (Universal Pictures)
  • Horns                                                                                                             (RADiUS-TWC)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive                                                                               (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • The Purge: Anarchy                                                                                   (Universal)


  • American Sniper                                                                                         (Warner Bros.)
  • The Equalizer                                                                                               (Sony)
  • Gone Girl                                                                                                      (20th Century Fox)
  • The Guest                                                                                                     (Picturehouse)
  • The Imitation Game                                                                                   (The Weinstein Company)
  • Nightcrawler                                                                                               (Open Road)


  • Exodus: Gods and Kings                                                                           (20th Century Fox)
  • Inherent Vice                                                                                               (Warner Bros.)
  • Lucy                                                                                                               (Universal)
  • Noah                                                                                                              (Paramount)
  • Snowpiercer                                                                                                 (RADiUS-TWC)
  • Unbroken                                                                                                     (Universal)

Best Actor in a Film:

  • Tom Cruise                              Edge of Tomorrow                                          (Warner Bros.)
  • Chris Evans                              Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal                       Nightcrawler                                                   (Open Road)
  • Michael Keaton                       Birdman                                                          (Fox Searchlight)
  • Matthew McConaughey         Interstellar                                                      (Paramount)
  • Chris Pratt                               Guardians of the Galaxy                                 (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Dan Stevens                            The Guest                                                        (Picturehouse)

Best Actress in a Film:

  • Emily Blunt                              Edge of Tomorrow                                          (Warner Bros.)
  • Essie Davis                              The Babadook                                                 (IFC)
  • Anne Hathaway                       Interstellar                                                      (Paramount)
  • Angelina Jolie                          Maleficent                                                      (Walt Disney)
  • Jennifer Lawrence                  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1        (Lionsgate)
  • Rosemund Pike                       Gone Girl                                                         (20th Century Fox)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film:

  • Richard Armitage                   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies     (New Line/MGM/Warner Bros.)
  • Josh Brolin                               Inherent Vice                                                  (Warner Bros.)
  • Samuel L. Jackson                   Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Anthony Mackie                      Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Andy Serkis                              Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                      (20th Century Fox)
  • J.K. Simmons                           Whiplash                                                         (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film:

  • Jessica Chastain                      Interstellar                                                      (Paramount)
  • Scarlett Johansson                  Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Evangeline Lily                        The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies     (New Line/MGM/Warner Bros.)
  • Rene Russo                              Nightcrawler                                                   (Open Road)
  • Emma Stone                            Birdman                                                          (Fox Searchlight)
  • Meryl Streep                           Into the Woods                                                (Walt Disney)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film:

  • Elle Fanning                            Maleficent                                                      (Walt Disney)
  • MacKenzie Foy                        Interstellar                                                      (Paramount)
  • Chloe Grace Moretz               The Equalizer                                                  (Sony)
  • Tony Revolori                          The Grand Budapest Hotel                             (Fox Searchlight)
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee                  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                      (20th Century Fox)
  • Noah Wiseman                       The Babadook                                                 (IFC)

Best Film Director:

  • Alejandro G. Innarritu             Birdman                                                          (Fox Searchlight)
  • James Gunn                             Guardians of the Galaxy                                 (Paramount)
  • Doug Liman                             Edge of Tomorrow                                          (Warner Bros.)
  • Christopher Nolan                   Interstellar                                                      (Paramount)
  • Matt Reeves                            Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                      (20th Century Fox)
  • Joe Russo, Anthony Russo       Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel
  • Bryan Singer                           X-Men: Days of Future Past                            (20th Century Fox)

Best Film Writing:

  • Wes Anderson                         The Grand Budapest Hotel                             (Fox Searchlight)
  • Damien Chazelle                     Whiplash                                                         (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • James Gunn, Nicole Perlman  Guardians of the Galaxy                                 (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus                Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth         Edge of Tomorrow                                          (Warner Bros.)
  • Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies     (New Line/MGM/Warner Bros.)

Best Film Editing:

  • Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt                   Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • William Goldenberg, Tim Squyres                            Unbroken                                                        (Universal)
  • James  Herbert, Laura Jennings                        Edge of Tomorrow                                          (Warner Bros.)
  • John Ottman                                       X-Men: Days of Future Past                            (20th Century Fox)
  • Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, Craig Wood                             Guardians of the Galaxy                                 (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Lee Smith                                Interstellar                                                      (Paramount)

Best Film Production Design:

  • James Chinlund                       Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                      (20th Century Fox)
  • Nathan Crowley                      Interstellar                                                      (Paramount)
  • Dennis Gassner                       Into the Woods                                                (Walt Disney)
  • Adam Stockhausen                  The Grand Budapest Hotel                             (Fox Searchlight)
  • Peter Wenham                        Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Charles Wood                         Guardians of the Galaxy                                 (Walt Disney/Marvel)

Best Film Music:

  • Alexandre Desplat                  Godzilla                                                           (Warner Bros.)
  • Michael Giacchino                  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                      (20th Century Fox)
  • Henry Jackman                       Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • John Powell                             How to Train Your Dragon 2                           (20th Century Fox)
  • Howard Shore                           The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies   (New Line/MGM/Warner Bros.)
  • Hans Zimmer                          Interstellar                                                      (Paramount)

Best Film Costume:

  • Colleen Atwood                       Into the Woods                                                (Walt Disney)
  • Alexandra Byrne                     Guardians of the Galaxy                                 (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Ngila Dickson                          Dracula Untold                                                (Universal)
  • Louise Mingenbach                 X-Men: Days of Future Past                            (20th Century Fox)
  • Anna B. Sheppard                   Maleficent                                                      (Walt Disney)
  • Janty Yates                              Exodus: Gods and Kings                                  (20th Century Fox)

Best Film Make-Up:

  • Mark Coulier, Daniel Phillips                         Dracula Untold                                                (Universal)
  • Peter King, Matthew Smith                       Into the Woods                                                (Walt Disney)
  • Peter King, Rick Findlater, Gino Acevedo                          The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies     (New Line/MGM/Warner Bros.)
  • Adrien Morot, Norma Hill-Patton                   X-Men: Days of Future Past                            (20th Century Fox)
  • Bill Terezakis, Lisa Love          Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                      (20th Century Fox)
  • David White, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou      Guardians of the Galaxy                                 (Walt Disney/Marvel)

Best Film Special/Visual Effects:

  • Gary Brozenich, Nick Davis, Jonathan Fawkner, Matthew Rouleau                   Edge of Tomorrow                                          (Warner Bros.)
  • Stephane Ceretti, Nicholas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould                         Guardians of the Galaxy                                 (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Dan Sudick           Captain America: The Winter Soldier                        (Walt Disney/Marvel)
  • Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher                             Interstellar                                                      (Paramount)
  • Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                      (20th Century Fox)
  • Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Christopher White              The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies     (New Line/MGM/Warner Bros.)


  • Grand Piano                                                                                                            (Magnolia)
  • I, Origins                                                                                                       (Fox Searchlight)
  • A Most Violent Year                                                                                   (A24)
  • The One I Love                                                                                            (RADiUS-TWC)
  • The Two Faces of January                                                                       (Magnolia)
  • Whiplash                                                                                                      (Sony Pictures Classics)


  • Bird People                                                                                                  (IFC)
  • Calvary                                                                                                          (Fox Searchlight)
  • Force Majeur                                                                                              (Magnolia)
  • Mood Indigo                                                                                                (Drafthouse)
  • The Railway Man                                                                                    (The Weinstein Company)The
  • Theory of Everything                                                                                    (Focus Features)





Big Hero Six                                                                                                  (Walt Disney/Marvel)

The Boxtrolls                                                                                                (Focus Features)

How to Train Your Dragon 2                                                                   (20th Century Fox)

The Lego Movie                                                                                          (Warner Bros.)

The Wind Rises                                                                                            (Walt Disney Pictures)







Best Network Television Series:


The Blacklist                                                 (NBC)

The Following                                              (Fox)

Grimm                                                           (NBC)

Hannibal                                                       (NBC)

Person of Interest                                      (CBS)

Sleepy Hollow                                             (Fox)


Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series:


12 Monkeys                                                 (SyFy)

American Horror Story: Freak Show    (FX)

Continuum                                                   (Syfy)

Falling Skies                                                 (TNT)

Salem                                                             (WGN America)

The Strain                                                     (FX)

The Walking Dead                                      (AMC)



Best Limited Run Television Series:


Bates Motel                                                  (A&E)

From Dusk Till Dawn                                 (El Rey Network)

Game of Thrones                                       (HBO)

The Last Ship                                               (TNT)

The Librarians                                             (TNT)

Outlander                                                     (Starz)


Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series:


Agent Carter                                                (ABC)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.                                (ABC)

Arrow                                                                        (The CW)

Constantine                                                 (NBC)

The Flash                                                      (The  CW)

Gotham                                                         (Fox)


Best Youth Oriented Television Series:


The 100                                                         (The CW)

Doctor Who                                                 (BBC America)

Pretty Little Liars                                        (ABC Family)

Supernatural                                               (The CW)

Teen Wolf                                                     (MTV)

The Vampire Diaries                                  (The CW)


Best Actor in a Television Series:


Hugh Dancy                                         Hannibal                                                                      (NBC)

Grant Gustin                                        The Flash                                                                     (The CW)

Andrew Lincoln                                   The Walking Dead                                                      (AMC)

Tobias Menzies                                   Outlander                                                                    (Starz)

Mads Mikkelsen                                  Hannibal                                                                      (NBC)

Noah Wyle                                          Falling Skies                                                                (TNT)


Best Actress in a Television Series:


Haley Atwell                                        Agent Carter                                                               (ABC)

Caitrionia Balfe                                   Outlander                                                                    (Starz)

Vera Farmiga                                      Bates Motel                                                                (A&E)

Jessica Lange                                      American Horror Story: Freak Show                           (FX)

Rachel Nichols                                                Continuum                                                                  (SyFy)

Rebecca Romijn                                  The Librarians                                                                         (TNT)



Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series:


David Bradley                                     The Strain                                                                    (FX)

Laurence Fishburne                            Hannibal                                                                      (NBC)

Sam Heughan                                      Outlander                                                                    (Starz)

Erik Knudsen                                       Continuum                                                                  (SyFy)

Norman Reedus                                  The Walking Dead                                                      (AMC)

Richard Sammel                                 The Strain                                                                    (FX)


Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series:


Emilia Clarke                                      Game of Thrones                                                        (HBO)

Jenna Coleman                                   Doctor Who                                                                 (BBC America)

Caroline Dhavernas                            Hannibal                                                                      (NBC)

Lexa Doig                                            Continuum                                                                  (SyFy)

Emily Kinney                                       The Walking Dead                                                      (AMC)

Melissa McBride                                 The Walking Dead                                                      (AMC)


Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series:


Camren Bicondova                             Gotham                                                                       (Fox)

Maxim Knight                                                 Falling Skies                                                                (TNT)

Tyler Posey                                          Teen Wolf                                                                   (MTV)

Chandler Riggs                                    The Walking Dead                                                      (AMC)

Holly Taylor                                         The Americans                                                            (FX)

Maisie Williams                                  Game of Thrones                                                        (HBO)


Best Guest Performance in a Television Series:


Dominic Cooper                                  Agent Carter                                                               (ABC)

Neil Patrick Harris                              American Horror Story: Freak Show                           (FX)

John Larroquette                                 The Librarians                                                                         (TNT)

Wentworth Miller                               The Flash                                                                     (Fox)

Michael Pitt                                        Hannibal                                                                      (NBC)

Andrew J. West                                   The Walking Dead                                                      (AMC)






Best DVD/BD Release:


Beneath                                                                                               (IFC Midnight)

Blue Ruin                                                                                             (Anchor Bay)

Odd Thomas                                                                                        (Image)

Ragnarok                                                                                             (Magnolia)

White Bird in a Blizzard                                                                      (Magnolia)

Wolf Creek 2                                                                                       (Image)


Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release:


Alexander: The Ultimate Cut                                                             (Warner)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition                    (New Line/Warner)

Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut                                                          (Shout Factory)

Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut                   (Warner)

Sorcerer                                                                                              (Warner)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (MPI/Dark Sky)


Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release:


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde                                                                      (Kino Lorber Classics)

The Horror at 37,000 Feet                                                                  (Paramount)

The Ninth Configuration                                                                     (Henstooth)

The Picture of Dorian Gray                                                                 (Warner Archives)

The Quatermass Experiment                                                              (Kino International)

The Time Machine                                                                              (Warner)


Best DVD/BD Television Release:


Batman: The Complete Television Series                                           (Warner)

Hannibal, Season 2                                                                             (Lionsgate)

Merlin: The Complete Series                                                              (BBC Home Entertainment)

Spartacus: The Complete Series                                                         (Anchor Bay/Starz)

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 7                                         (CBS/Paramount)

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery                                                         (CBS/Paramount)

Wizards and Warriors: The Complete Series                                     (Warner Archives)


Best DVD/BD Collection Release:


The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology                                              (Warner)

Halloween: The Complete Collection                                                 (Anchor Bay)

Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection                                     (Warner)

Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection                                               (Universal)

Toho Godzilla Collection                                                                     (Sony)

Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30 Film Collection                 (Universal)







Best Local Live Stage Production:


Damn Yankees                                                                                                (3-D Theatricals)

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County                                                    (Saban Theatre)

The Last Confession                                                                            (Ahmanson Theatre)

Pippin                                                                                                  (Segerstrom Center for the Arts)

Ragtime                                                                                              (3-D Theatricals)

Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton                    (Pasadena Playhouse)

The Wizard of Oz                                                                                (Segerstrom Center for the Arts)