45th Saturn Awards

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45th Saturn Awards
DateSeptember 13, 2019
SiteAvalon Hollywood, U.S.
Hosted byAisha Tyler
Highlights
Most awardsFilm:
Avengers: Endgame (6)
Television:
Game of Thrones (4)
Streaming Television:
Star Trek: Discovery (3)
Most nominationsFilm:
Avengers: Endgame (14)
Television:
Game of Thrones (9)
Streaming Television:
The Haunting of Hill House (6)

The 45th 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 local stage production from March 1, 2018, to July 7, 2019, were held on September 13, 2019, in Avalon Hollywood, and hosted by actress and comedian Aisha Tyler.[1][2][3][4][5] Nominations were announced on July 15, 2019.[6][7][8]

This ceremony notably marked considerable changes for the Saturn Awards; although the awards had rewarded solely works from the previous year until 2016, when the eligibility was changed to works released from March of the previous year to February of the current year, the eligibility was, for this ceremony, extended to March of the previous year to early July of the current one. It is also the first Saturn Awards ceremony not to be held in Burbank, California since 2008, and the second one to air live after the 1978 ceremony (as the show was made available for livestream on different platforms).[1] It also marked major changes for the categories; most notably, series were split into two different sets of categories ("Television" / "Streaming") for streaming television series released on streaming media/video on demand services such as Netflix or Hulu (films released on those platforms are also eligible for the acting categories).

The number of "Best Series" awards for streaming (previously limited to Best New Media Television Series and Best New Media Superhero Series) extended; although they had previously shared acting categories with traditional television, streaming series also now get their own. However, certain categories for television are not present for streaming, or have been fused into one, resulting in seven categories compared to twelve for traditional television. Additionally, the Legion M Breakout Director Award, rewarding first-time film directors, was introduced and handed out this year; Ari Aster won for the psychological supernatural horror film Hereditary (2018).[9] Conversely, Best Television Presentation, given out since 1995, was discontinued; however, the award was revived the following ceremony under a new title—Best Television Presentation (under 10 Episodes)—and renamed once again as Best Limited Event Series in 2022.[10]

Avengers: Endgame led the nominations for film with fourteen (sharing Black Panther's nomination record as the second/third most nominated film in the Saturn Awards' history from the previous ceremony), followed by Aladdin with nine and Us with eight.[6][7][8] Game of Thrones led the nominations for television with nine, followed by The Walking Dead with six and Outlander with five; The Haunting of Hill House led the nominations for streaming with six, followed by Lost in Space and Star Trek: Discovery with five each.[6][7][8]

For film, Avengers: Endgame won the most awards with six, including Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release and Best Actor in a Film (Robert Downey Jr.), followed by A Quiet Place and Spider-Man: Far From Home with two each.[2][3][4] For television, Game of Thrones' eighth and final season won the most awards with four, followed by The Walking Dead with three; Star Trek: Discovery became the streaming series with the most wins with three, followed by Stranger Things with two.[2][3][4]

Winners and nominees

Film

Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release Best Science Fiction Film Release
Best Fantasy Film Release Best Horror Film Release
Best Action / Adventure Film Release Best Thriller Film Release
Best Animated Film Release Best Independent Film Release
Best International Film Release Legion M Breakout Director
Best Film Director Best Film Writing
Best Actor in a Film Best Actress in a Film
Best Supporting Actor in a Film Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Best Performance by a Younger Actor Best Film Editing
Best Film Music Best Film Production Design
Best Film Costume Design Best Film Make-up
Best Film Special / Visual Effects

Television

Programs

Television
Best Superhero Television Series Best Science Fiction Television Series
Best Fantasy Television Series Best Horror Television Series
Best Action / Thriller Television Series Best Animated Series on Television
Streaming Television
Best Streaming Superhero Television Series Best Streaming Fantasy, Sci-Fi, or Action / Thriller Television Series
Best Streaming Horror / Thriller Television Series

Acting

Television
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Performance by a Younger Actor Best Guest Starring Performance
Streaming Television
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

Home Entertainment

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

Local Stage Production

Best Local Stage Production

Special Achievement Awards

Multiple wins and nominations

Wins

Nominations

Notes

  1. ^ Credited as Ellen Page; The Umbrella Academy premiered before Page came out as transgender.

References

  1. ^ a b Ronzoni, Cindy (September 10, 2019). "CONtv Partners with the Saturn Awards to Stream the 45th Annual Celebration of Horror, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy Live for the First Time Ever". GlobeNewswire. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Long, Christian (September 13, 2019). "Marvel, Disney Win Big at the 45th Annual Saturn Awards". Syfy Wire. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Fowler, Brandi (September 14, 2019). "'Game of Thrones', 'Avengers' Win Big at 45th Annual Saturn Awards". Variety. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Anderton, Ethan (September 14, 2019). "2019 Saturn Awards Winners: 'Avengers: Endgame' Dominates With Six Total Awards". /Film. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Keyes, Rob (September 10, 2019). "Exclusive: Aisha Tyler Will Host the 45th Annual Saturn Awards". Screen Rant. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Hammond, Pete (July 15, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame', 'Game of Thrones' Lead Saturn Award Nominations". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Mancuso, Vinnie (July 15, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame', 'Game of Thrones' Lead the 2019 Saturn Awards Nominations". Collider. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c Long, Christian (July 15, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame' Assembles a Whopping 14 Saturn Award Nominations". Syfy Wire. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "Legion M Presents Inaugural Fan-Voted Breakout Director Award at the 45th Annual Saturn Awards, Celebrating Fandom and Hollywood's Rising Star Filmmakers" (Press release). Legion M. September 3, 2019. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Tinoco, Armando (August 12, 2022). "Saturn Awards Nominations: 'The Batman', 'Nightmare Alley', 'Spider-Man', 'Better Call Saul' Top List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  11. ^ a b c Ramos, Dino-Ray (August 22, 2019). "Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau, and Jeph Loeb to be Honored at 45th Annual Saturn Awards". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 22, 2019.

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