38th Saturn Awards

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38th Saturn Awards
DateJuly 26, 2012
SiteBurbank, California, U.S.
Most awards
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The 38th Saturn Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television in 2011, were held on July 26, 2012 in Burbank, California.[1] The awards are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

The six Best Film Award categories were respectively won by Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Science Fiction), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (Fantasy), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Horror or Thriller), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Action or Adventure), The Skin I Live In (International) and Puss in Boots (Animated).[1] Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Super 8 led the winners with three each.

In the television categories, Breaking Bad won three of its six nominations, including Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series. Fringe, The Walking Dead and Teen Wolf won the other Best Series Awards.[1]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 became the first Harry Potter film to win Best Fantasy Film, for which the seven previous Harry Potter films were nominated, and only the second film of the series to win a Saturn Award, following The Philosopher's Stone which won Best Costume in 2001.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol also became the first Mission:Impossible film to win Best Action or Adventure Film, following the nominations of the first and third installments.[9][10]

Winners and nominees[edit]

These are the winners and nominees for the 38th Annual Saturn Awards.[11][12]

Special awards[edit]


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



Best Network Television Series Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
Best Television Presentation Best Youth-Oriented Television Series


Best Actor on Television Best Actress on Television
Best Supporting Actor on Television Best Supporting Actress on Television
Best Guest Performer on Television


Best DVD Release Best Special Edition DVD Release
Best DVD Collection Best DVD Television Release

Multiple nominations[edit]


The following 22 films received multiple nominations:


The following 12 television series received multiple nominations:


  1. ^ a b c Kit, Boris (July 26, 2012). "'Breaking Bad', 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Take Home Saturn Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Awards for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". IMDb. 2001. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Awards for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". IMDb. 2002. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Awards for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". IMDb. 2004. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Awards for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". IMDb. 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Awards for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". IMDb. 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Awards for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". IMDb. 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Awards for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1". IMDb. 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Awards for Mission: Impossible". IMDb. 1996. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Awards for Mission: Impossible III". IMDb. 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  11. ^ "The 38th Saturn Award Nominations". Saturn Awards. 17 July 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  12. ^ "Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Super 8 lead Saturn Awards with 3 awards each". Saturn Awards. July 26, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-08-09. Retrieved July 1, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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