44th Saturn Awards
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|44th Saturn Awards|
|Date||June 27, 2018|
|Site||Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Hosted by||Jonah Ray|
|Most awards||Film: |
Black Panther (5)
Better Call Saul (3)
Twin Peaks: The Return (3)
|Most nominations||Film: |
Black Panther (14)
The Walking Dead (7)
The 44th Saturn Awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other genres belonging to genre fiction in film, television, home entertainment, and live stage production from February 2017 to February 2018, were held on June 27, 2018, in Burbank, California. Nominations were announced on March 15, 2018. Jonah Ray hosted the event.
Black Panther led the nominations for film with fourteen, becoming the third most nominated film in the awards' history behind Star Wars (1977) with seventeen and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) with fifteen, as the film scored nominations in every eligible category (2019's Avengers: Endgame would also receive fourteen nominations the following year, sharing Black Panther's record as the third/fourth most nominated film in the awards' history); it was followed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi with thirteen, and Blade Runner 2049 and The Shape of Water with nine each. The Walking Dead led the nominations for television the fourth year in a row with seven, followed by newcomer Star Trek: Discovery with five. Seven individuals earned two nominations each, including two writing nominations for Michael Green, and nominations for both film and television for actress Danai Gurira.
For film, Black Panther won the most awards with five, including Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release and Best Film Director (Ryan Coogler), followed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi with three and Coco with two. For television, Better Call Saul and Twin Peaks: The Return won the most awards with three each (ending The Walking Dead's four-year long streak as the top-winning series), followed by Star Trek: Discovery and The Walking Dead with two each.
Notable wins include Mark Hamill's record-tying third Best Actor in a Film win for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (34 years after his second win for 1983's Return of the Jedi), making him the first person to have won three Saturn Awards for the same role in film (Robert Downey Jr. would tie this record the following year for Avengers: Endgame), and Tom Holland's second consecutive win for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film for Spider-Man: Homecoming, making him the first person to win the award twice for the same role, or to win it in two consecutive years; Holland would go on to win a third the following year for 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home, beating his own record.
Winners and nominees
Live Stage Production
|Best Local Live Stage Production|
- Dan Curtis Award – Sarah Schechter
- Special Recognition Award – Don Mancini
- Producer's Showcase Award – Jason Blum
- Filmmaker's Showcase Award – Jake Kasdan
- The President's Memorial Award – Guillermo del Toro
Multiple wins and nominations
The following films won multiple awards:
The following television series won multiple awards:
The following films received multiple nominations:
- 14 nominations: Black Panther
- 13 nominations: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- 9 nominations: Blade Runner 2049, The Shape of Water
- 6 nominations: Logan, Wonder Woman
- 5 nominations: Get Out
- 4 nominations: Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, It, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes
- 3 nominations: The Greatest Showman, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Wonder, Wonderstruck
- 2 nominations: Brawl in Cell Block 99, Coco, The Fate of the Furious, Hostiles, Kong: Skull Island, Thor: Ragnarok, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The following television series received multiple nominations:
- 7 nominations: The Walking Dead
- 5 nominations: Star Trek: Discovery, Twin Peaks: The Return
- 4 nominations: American Horror Story: Cult, Game of Thrones, Riverdale
- 3 nominations: American Gods, The Flash, The Librarians, The Orville, Outlander, Supergirl
- 2 nominations: The Alienist, Ash vs Evil Dead, Better Call Saul, Black Mirror, The Defenders, Doctor Who, Electric Dreams, Fargo, Fear the Walking Dead, Gotham, The Punisher, The Strain, Stranger Things, The X-Files
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