Saturn Awards!

The Saturn Awards were dominated by James Cameron’s 3D masterpiece “Avatar,” which garnered ten Saturn Awards.  The film not only was named Best Science Fiction Film, but Best Actor and Actress: Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana; Best Supporting Actor and Actress:  Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, Best Special Effects, Best Music, Best Production Design and Best Writer and Director for James Cameron — who holds the record for most Saturn Awards wins of all time.

Other Best Film winners included:  “Watchmen” (Best Fantasy Film), “Drag Me To Hell” (Best Horror Film), “Monsters Vs. Aliens” (Best Animation), “District 9” (Best International Film)and “Inglourious Basterds” (Best Action/Adventure/Thriller).

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions was well-represented with honors in television programming.  “Lost” received Best Network TV Series and Best TV Actor:  Josh Holloway; while “Fringe” also scared up two awards for Best TV Actress: Anna Torv and Best Actor in a Guest-Starring Role:  Leonard Nimoy.

Not to be outdone, AMC’s groundbreaking series “Breaking Bad” took home 2 Saturns itself:  Best Syndicated/Cable TV Series and Best Supporting TV Actor: Aaron Paul.

The highlights of the awards ceremony were the special awards presented throughout the evening.  On the 30th Anniversary of his film “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” director Irvin Kershner was honored with the Life Career Award.  Harrison Ford congratulated “Kersh” from location in New Mexico.  Lando Calrissian himself Billy Dee Williams read a letter from George Lucas, then presented the award to Kershner’s son, who accepted on his father’s behalf.

The writing/producing team of Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (“Star Trek,” “Fringe” “Transformers”) received the prestigious George Pal Memorial Award in honor of their unending imagination and dedication to creating amazing genre-bending blockbusters at the movies and on television.

Lauren Shuler Donner received the Producers Showase Award for her strong body of work in genre films, including the “X-Men” franchise.  COO of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns presented the award, Hugh Jackman congratulated her from the set of his new movie.

Many genre leaders were in attendance including: Guillermo Del Toro, Sam Raimi, Quentin Tarantino, Zack Snyder, Malcolm McDowell, David Hedison, Jon Landau (“Avatar”), Rod Lurie, Deborah Snyder, Neil Marshal, Lloyd Levin,  legendary Disney composer Richard Sherman, Billy Dee Williams, Michelle Monaghan,  Carlton Cuse and Adam Horowitz (“Lost”), Bryan Burk (“Star Trek”, “Fringe”), Lisa Stewart (“Monsters Vs. Aliens”), Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad”), Stephen Lang, Geoff Johns, James Remar, Lukas Haas, Catherine Hicks, Kelly Hu, Aaron Paul, Mark Sheppard, William Katt, James Kyson Lee, Jon Seda (“The Pacific”), Lance Reddick (“Fringe”), Mark Pellegrino (“Lost”), Michelle Trachtenberg, Zachary Levi & Josh Gomez, John De Lancie, Rod Roddenberry, Shaun Taub (“The Last Airbender”), Brando Eaton, plus newcomers Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) and Haily & Tatum McCann.

The 36th Annual Saturn Awards were presented by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, a non-profit organization created in 1972 to honor, recognize and promote genre entertainment.  The Academy was founded by noted film historian, Dr. Donald A. Reed, who passed away in 2001.  Robert Holguin currently serves as President of the Academy.
AND THE WINNERS ARE…

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Best Science Fiction Film:
AVATAR

Best Fantasy Film:
WATCHMEN

Best Horror Film:
DRAG ME TO HELL

Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film:
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

Best Actor:
SAM WORTHINGTON
(Avatar)

Best Actress:
ZOE SALDANA
(Avatar)

Best Supporting Actor: 
STEPHEN LANG
(Avatar)

Best Supporting Actress:
SIGOURNEY WEAVER
(Avatar)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor: 
SAOIRSE RONAN
(The Lovely Bones)

Best Director:
JAMES CAMERON (Avatar)

Best Writer:
JAMES CAMERON (Avatar)

Best Music:
JAMES HORNER (Avatar)

Best Costume:
MICHAEL WILKINSON
(Watchmen)

Best Make-Up:
BARNEY BURMAN, MINDY HALL, JOEL HARLOW (Star Trek)

Best Production Design:
RICK CARTER, ROBERT STROMBERG
(Avatar)

Best Special Effects:
JOE LETTERI, STEPHEN ROSENBAUM,
RICHARD BANEHAM, ANDREW R. JONES
(Avatar)

Best International Film: 
DISTRICT 9

Best Animation Film:
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS

Best Television Series:
LOST

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series:
BREAKING BAD

Best Presentation on Television:
TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH

Best Actor on Television:
JOSH HOLLOWAY (Lost)

Best Actress on Television:
ANNA TORV
(Fringe)

Best Supporting Actor on Television:
AARON PAUL
(Breaking Bad)

Best Supporting Actress on Television:
JULIE BENZ (Dexter)

Guest Starring Role on Television:
LEONARD NIMOY (Fringe)

Best DVD Release:
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Best DVD Television Release: 
LOST
(The Complete Fifth Season)

Best DVD Special Edition:
WATCHMAN: THE ULTIMATE CUT

Best DVD Collection:
Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection

Best Local Stage Production: Fantasy/Musical:
MARY POPPINS (Ahmanson Theatre)

Best Local Stage Production: Play/Dramatic Musical:
PARADE (Mark Taper Forum)

Best Local Stage Production: Small Theatre:
FELLOWSHIP: THE MUSICAL (Falcon Theatre)

The Visionary Award:
JAMES CAMERON

The George Pal Memorial Award:
ROBERTO ORCI & ALEX KURTZMAN

The Producers Showcase Award:
LAUREN SHULER DONNER

The Life Career Award:
IRVIN KERSHNER

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Source: http://www.saturnawards.org/

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