HOME
The Info List - Saturn Award





The Saturn
Saturn
Award[1] is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy
Fantasy
and Horror Films; it was initially created to honor science fiction, fantasy, and horror on film, but has since grown to reward other films belonging to genre fiction, as well as on television and home media releases. The award was originally referred to as a Golden Scroll. The Saturn Awards were created in 1973 and are the oldest award ceremony that rewards the achievements of science fiction, fantasy and horror films.

Contents

1 History 2 Criticism 3 Award categories

3.1 Film 3.2 Television 3.3 Home video 3.4 Special
Special
awards 3.5 Discontinued categories 3.6 Records

4 Year-by-year results 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The Saturn
Saturn
Awards were devised by Donald A. Reed in 1973, who felt that work in films in the genre of science fiction at that time lacked recognition within the established Hollywood film industry's award system.[2] The physical award is a representation of the planet Saturn, with its ring(s) composed of film. The Saturn
Saturn
Awards are voted upon by members of the presenting Academy. The Academy is a non-profit organization with membership open to the public. Its President and Executive Producer is Robert Holguin, and Producer/Writers Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus[3] Its members include filmmakers JJ Abrams, Bryan Singer, Steven Spielberg, Bryan Fuller, Mark A. Altman, Vince Gilligan
Vince Gilligan
and James Cameron, among others.[4] Although the Award still primarily focuses on films and television in the science fiction, fantasy and horror categories, the Saturns have also recognized productions in other dramatic genres. There are also special awards for lifetime achievement in film production. The 43rd Saturn
Saturn
Awards were held on June 28, 2017, in Burbank, California.[5] Criticism[edit] The Saturn
Saturn
Awards are often criticized for having a broad and inconsistent definition of genres, as well as for nominating and awarding movies not related to sci-fi, fantasy or horror.[6][7][8][9][10] Award categories[edit] Film[edit]

Best Science Fiction Film (since 1972) Best Horror Film (since 1972) Best Fantasy
Fantasy
Film (since 1973) Best Animated Film (1978, 1982, since 2002) Best International Film (1979–1982, since 2006) Best Action or Adventure Film (since 1994) Best Independent Film (since 2012) Best Thriller Film (since 2013) Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture (since 2013) Best Director (since 1974) Best Writing (since 1973) Best Actor (since 1974) Best Actress (since 1974) Best Supporting Actor (since 1974) Best Supporting Actress (since 1974) Best Performance by a Younger Actor (since 1984) Best Music (since 1973) Best Editing (1977–1978, since 2011) Best Production Design (since 2009) Best Costume (since 1976) Best Make-up (since 1973) Best Special
Special
Effects (since 1973)

Television[edit]

Best Television Presentation (since 1994) Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series (since 2014) Best Science Fiction Television Series (since 2015) Best Fantasy
Fantasy
Television Series (since 2015) Best Horror Television Series (since 2015) Best Action-Thriller Television Series (since 2015) Best New Media Television Series (since 2015) Best Actor on Television (since 1996) Best Actress on Television (since 1996) Best Supporting Actor on Television (since 1999) Best Supporting Actress on Television (since 1999) Best Guest Starring Role on Television (since 2008) Best Performance by a Younger Actor on Television (since 2013)

Home video[edit]

Best DVD or Blu-ray Release (since 2001) Best DVD or Blu-ray Special
Special
Edition Release (since 2001) Best Classic Film DVD Release (2002) Best Television DVD Release (since 2002) Best DVD or Blu-ray Collection (since 2003) Best Retro Television Series on DVD (since 2014)

Special
Special
awards[edit]

The George Pal Memorial Award The Life Career Award The President's Memorial Award Special
Special
Recognition Award Breakthrough Performance Award

Discontinued categories[edit]

Best Low-Budget Film (1980–1982) Best Network Television Series (1988–2014) Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series (1996–2014) Best International Series (2007) Best Youth-Oriented Television Series (2011–2014)

Records[edit]

Superlative Work/person Record Set Year(s)

Most awards (individual) Steven Spielberg 13 awards 1976–2016

Most nominations (individual) 35 nominations

Most awards (film) Avatar 11 awards 2009

Most nominations (film) Star Wars: The Force Awakens 15 nominations 2015

Most awards (TV series) Lost 13 awards 2004–2009

Most nominations (TV series) 53 nominations 2004–2010

Most awards (acting) Anna Torv 4 awards 2009–2012

Most nominations (acting) Tom Cruise 10 nominations 1994–2014

Most wins (same category) John Williams 9 wins for Best Music 1977–2015

Most nominations (same category) 20 nominations for Best Music

Year-by-year results[edit] The year indicates the year of release of the films eligible.

1972: 1st Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1973/74: 2nd Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1975: 3rd Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1976: 4th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1977: 5th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1978: 6th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1979: 7th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1980: 8th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1981: 9th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1982: 10th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1983: 11th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1984: 12th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1985: 13th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1986: 14th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1987: 15th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1988: 16th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1989/90: 17th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1991: 18th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1992: 19th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1993: 20th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1994: 21st Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1995: 22nd Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1996: 23rd Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1997: 24th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1998: 25th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 1999: 26th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2000: 27th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2001: 28th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2002: 29th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2003: 30th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2004: 31st Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2005: 32nd Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2006: 33rd Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2007: 34th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2008: 35th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2009: 36th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2010: 37th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2011: 38th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2012: 39th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2013: 40th Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2014: 41st Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2015: 42nd Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2016: 43rd Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2017: 44th Saturn
Saturn
Awards

See also[edit]

Hugo Award Nebula Award Scream Awards

References[edit]

^ "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror ... and the Saturn Goes to ..." The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-01-25.  ^ About the founder: Dr. Donald A. Reed (1935–2001) ^ Membership and / or Donation information ^ "The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy
Fantasy
& Horror Films". Retrieved February 15, 2011.  ^ "The 42nd Annual Saturn
Saturn
Awards nominations are announced for 2016!". Saturn
Saturn
Awards. February 24, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016.  ^ Nathaniel Rogers. «Nominations for Everyone!» — Saturn
Saturn
Awards. The Film Experience, February 26, 2014 "I think the Saturn
Saturn
Awards have lost focus. You're a genre award. You're supposed to be about fantasy, sci-fi and horror. That's your whole goddamn raison d'être". ^ Natalie Zutter. It’s About Time the Saturn
Saturn
Awards Introduced a Superhero Category. Tor.com, February 22, 2013 ^ Myles McNutt. What’s my Genre Again?: The In(s)anity of the Saturn Awards. Cultural Learnings, February 19, 2010. "The problem is that, over time, the Saturn
Saturn
Awards have stretched the meaning of genre so far that it legitimately has no meaning. <...> Rather than seeming like a legitimate celebration of science fiction, fantasy or horror, the Saturn
Saturn
Awards read like an unflattering and at points embarrassing collection of films and television series which reflect not the best that genre has to offer, but rather a desperate attempt to tap into the cultural zeitgeist while masquerading as a celebration of the underappreciated. ^ Thomas M. Sipos. Saturn
Saturn
Awards Betray Horror. Horror Magazine, 1997 ^ Francisco Salazar. Saturn
Saturn
Awards 2015 Date & Nominations. Latinpost, March 5, 2015 "However, sometimes the Saturn
Saturn
Awards choose prestige films and ignore some of the more important science fiction, fantasy and horror films of the year."

External links[edit]

Official website Saturn
Saturn
Award on IMDb

v t e

Saturn
Saturn
Awards

Film

Best Science Fiction Film Best Fantasy
Fantasy
Film Best Horror Film Best Thriller Film Best Action or Adventure Film Best International Film Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture Best Animated Film Best Independent Film Best Director Best Writing Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Performance by a Younger Actor Best Costume Design Best Editing Best Make-Up Best Music Best Production Design Best Special
Special
Effects

Television

Best Science Fiction Television Series Best Fantasy
Fantasy
Television Series Best Horror Television Series Best Action-Thriller Television Series Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series Best Animated Series or Film on Television Best New Media Television Series Best Television Presentation Best Actor on Television Best Actress on Television Best Supporting Actor on Television Best Supporting Actress on Television Best Guest Starring Role on Television Best Performance by a Younger Actor on Television

Home Video

Best DVD or Blu-ray Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Special
Special
Edition Release Best Classic Film DVD Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Collection Best Television DVD Release

Special
Special
Awards

The George Pal Memorial Award The President's Memorial Award The Life Career Award Special
Special
Recognition Award Breakthrough Performance Award

Retired Awards

Best Foreign Film Best Low-Budget Film Best Home Video Release Best International Series Best Network Television Series Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series Best Youth-Oriented Television Series Best Retro Television Series on DVD

Ceremonies

1972 1973 1974/75 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989/90 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Note: The years are listed as per convention, usually the year of film release; the ceremonies are usually held the next year.

v t e

Film awards

Industry

Academy Awards Australian Film Institute British Academy Film Awards César Award
César Award
– France Directors Guild of America Award European Film Awards Genie Awards – Canada Golden Globe Award Goya Awards – Spain Independent Spirit Awards Magritte Awards – Belgium NAACP Image Award Producers Guild of America Award Satellite Awards Saturn
Saturn
Award Screen Actors Guild Award Writers Guild of America Award

Critics

Boston Society of Film Critics Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Chicago Film Critics Association Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Florida Film Critics Circle Los Angeles Film Critics Association National Board of Review National Society of Film Critics New York Film Critics Circle Online Film Critics Society San Diego Film Critics Society San Francisco Film Critics Circle Toronto Film Critics Association Vancouver Film Critics Circle Washington D.C. Area Film Critics

.