Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television

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Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
Awarded forBest performance of the year by a female in a supporting role in a genre television series
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded1999
Currently held byJeri Ryan for Star Trek: Picard (2022/2023)
Websitewww.saturnawards.org
Melissa McBride, the only consecutive two-time winner in the category and holds the record for most nominations for an actress with eight total.

The Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television is presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, honoring the work of actresses in science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction on television.

The Walking Dead holds the record for the most wins in the category with six (from 18 total nominations), with four different actresses receiving the award, including Danai Gurira and Melissa McBride who, along with Star Trek actress Jeri Ryan, are the only people to have won the award twice. Laurie Holden was the first actress from the series to receive the award, and Lauren Cohan currently holds the network/cable version of the award. Emily Kinney and Tovah Feldshuh also received nominations.

As of the 47th Saturn Awards in 2022, the award is known as Best Supporting Actress in a Network or Cable Television Series and features a sister category: Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Television Series.

(NOTE: Year refers to year of eligibility, the actual ceremonies are held the following year.).

The winners are listed in bold.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Actress Television Program Network Character
1999
(26th)
Justina Vail Seven Days UPN Dr. Olga Vukavitch
Charisma Carpenter Angel The WB Cordelia Chase
Virginia Hey Farscape Sci-Fi Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
Heather Matarazzo Now and Again CBS Heather Wiseman
Jeri Ryan Star Trek: Voyager UPN Seven of Nine
Amanda Tapping Stargate SG-1 Showtime Samantha Carter

2000s[edit]

Year Actress Television Program Network Character
2000
(27th)
Jeri Ryan Star Trek: Voyager UPN Seven of Nine
Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer The WB Willow Rosenberg
Katherine Heigl Roswell Isabel Evans
Juliet Landau Angel Drusilla
Amanda Tapping Stargate SG-1 Showtime Samantha Carter
Michelle Trachtenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer The WB Dawn Summers
2001
(28th)
Jolene Blalock Enterprise UPN Sub-Commander T'Pol
Gigi Edgley Farscape Sci-Fi Chiana
Annabeth Gish The X-Files Fox Monica Reyes
Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer The WB Willow Rosenberg
Amanda Tapping Stargate SG-1 Showtime Samantha Carter
Michelle Trachtenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer The WB Dawn Summers
2002
(29th)
Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer UPN Willow Rosenberg
Amy Acker Angel The WB Winifred "Fred" Burkle
Jolene Blalock Enterprise UPN Sub-Commander T'Pol
Heather Donahue Taken Sci-Fi Mary Crawford
Dakota Fanning Allie Keys
Michelle Trachtenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer UPN Dawn Summers
2003
(30th)
Amy Acker Angel The WB Winifred "Fred" Burkle
Jolene Blalock Star Trek: Enterprise UPN Sub-Commander T'Pol
Charisma Carpenter Angel The WB Cordelia Chase
Victoria Pratt Mutant X Syndicated Shalimar Fox
Katee Sackhoff Battlestar Galactica (miniseries) Sci-Fi Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Amanda Tapping Stargate SG-1 Samantha Carter
2004
(31st)
Amanda Tapping Stargate SG-1 Sci-Fi Major/Lt. Col. Samantha Carter
Amy Acker Angel The WB Winifred "Fred" Burkle / Illyria
Erica Durance Smallville Lois Lane
Torri Higginson Stargate Atlantis Sci-Fi Dr. Elizabeth Weir
Samantha Mathis Salem's Lot TNT Susan Norton
Sonya Walger The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Nicole Noone
2005
(32nd)
Katee Sackhoff Battlestar Galactica (TV series) Sci-Fi Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Catherine Bell The Triangle Sci-Fi Emily Patterson
Claudia Black Stargate SG-1 Vala Mal Doran
Erica Durance Smallville The WB Lois Lane
Allison Mack Chloe Sullivan
Michelle Rodriguez Lost ABC Ana Lucia Cortez
2006
(33rd)
Hayden Panettiere Heroes NBC Claire Bennet
Gabrielle Anwar The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines TNT Emily Davenport
Jennifer Carpenter Dexter Showtime Debra Morgan
Ali Larter Heroes NBC Niki Sanders / Jessica Sanders
Allison Mack Smallville The CW Chloe Sullivan
Elizabeth Mitchell Lost ABC Juliet Burke
2007
(34th)
Summer Glau Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Fox Cameron Phillips
Elizabeth Mitchell Lost ABC Juliet Burke
Jaimie Alexander Kyle XY Freeform Jessi
Jennifer Carpenter Dexter Showtime Debra Morgan
Jaime Murray Lila Tournay
Hayden Panettiere Heroes NBC Claire Bennet
2008
(35th)
Jennifer Carpenter Dexter Showtime Debra Morgan
Summer Glau Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Fox Cameron Phillips
Yunjin Kim Lost ABC Sun Kwon
Elizabeth Mitchell Juliet Burke
Hayden Panettiere Heroes NBC Claire Bennet
Katee Sackhoff Battlestar Galactica (TV series) Sci-Fi Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
2009
(36th)
Julie Benz Dexter Showtime Rita Morgan
Morena Baccarin V ABC Anna
Gina Bellman Leverage TNT Sophie Devereaux
Jennifer Carpenter Dexter Showtime Debra Morgan
Elizabeth Mitchell Lost ABC Juliet Burke
Hayden Panettiere Heroes NBC Claire Bennet

2010s[edit]

Year Actress Television Program Network Character
2010
(37th)
Lucy Lawless Spartacus: Blood and Sand Starz Lucretia
Morena Baccarin V ABC Anna
Gina Bellman Leverage TNT Sophie Devereaux
Jennifer Carpenter Dexter Showtime Debra Morgan
Laurie Holden The Walking Dead AMC Andrea
Beth Riesgraf Leverage TNT Parker
2011
(38th)
Michelle Forbes The Killing AMC Mitch Larsen
Lauren Ambrose Torchwood: Miracle Day Starz Jilly Kitzinger
Jennifer Carpenter Dexter Showtime Debra Morgan
Frances Conroy American Horror Story: Murder House FX Moira O'Hara
Lana Parrilla Once Upon a Time ABC Evil Queen / Regina Mills
Beth Riesgraf Leverage TNT Parker
2012
(39th)
Laurie Holden The Walking Dead AMC Andrea
Jennifer Carpenter Dexter Showtime Debra Morgan
Sarah Carter Falling Skies TNT Margaret
Anna Gunn Breaking Bad AMC Skyler White
Jessica Lange American Horror Story: Asylum FX Sister Jude Martin
Beth Riesgraf Leverage TNT Parker
2013
(40th)
Melissa McBride The Walking Dead AMC Carol Peletier
Kathy Bates American Horror Story: Coven FX Madame Delphine LaLaurie
Sarah Carter Falling Skies TNT Margaret
Gwendoline Christie Game of Thrones HBO Brienne of Tarth
Michelle Fairley Catelyn Stark
Elizabeth Mitchell Revolution NBC Rachel Matheson
2014
(41st)
Melissa McBride The Walking Dead AMC Carol Peletier
Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones HBO Daenerys Targaryen
Jenna Coleman Doctor Who BBC America Clara Oswald
Caroline Dhavernas Hannibal NBC Dr. Alana Bloom
Lexa Doig Continuum Syfy Sonya Valentine
Emily Kinney The Walking Dead AMC Beth Greene
2015
(42nd)
Danai Gurira The Walking Dead AMC Michonne
Gillian Anderson Hannibal NBC Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
Tovah Feldshuh The Walking Dead AMC Deanna Monroe
Calista Flockhart Supergirl CBS Cat Grant
Lena Headey Game of Thrones HBO Cersei Lannister
Melissa Leo Wayward Pines Fox Pamela "Pam" Pilcher
Melissa McBride The Walking Dead AMC Carol Peletier
2016
(43rd)
Candice Patton The Flash The CW Iris West
Kathy Bates American Horror Story: Roanoke FX Agnes Mary Winstead
Thomasin 'The Butcher' White
Danai Gurira The Walking Dead AMC Michonne
Melissa McBride Carol Peletier
Thandie Newton Westworld HBO Maeve Millay
Adina Porter American Horror Story: Roanoke FX Lee Harris
Evan Rachel Wood Westworld HBO Dolores Abernathy
2017
(44th)
Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul AMC Kimberly "Kim" Wexler
Odette Annable Supergirl The CW Samantha Arias / Reign
Dakota Fanning The Alienist TNT Sara Howard
Danai Gurira The Walking Dead AMC Michonne
Melissa McBride Carol Peletier
Candice Patton The Flash The CW Iris West
Adina Porter American Horror Story: Cult FX Beverly Hope
Krysten Ritter The Defenders Netflix Jessica Jones
2018/2019
(45th)
Danai Gurira The Walking Dead AMC Michonne
Gwendoline Christie Game of Thrones HBO Brienne of Tarth
Lena Headey Cersei Lannister
Melissa McBride The Walking Dead AMC Carol Peletier
Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul Kimberly "Kim" Wexler
Sophie Skelton Outlander Starz Brianna Randall
Sophie Turner Game of Thrones HBO Sansa Stark
2019/2020
(46th)
Danielle Panabaker The Flash The CW Dr. Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Natasia Demetriou What We Do in the Shadows FX Nadja
Cynthia Erivo The Outsider HBO Holly Gibney
Melissa McBride The Walking Dead AMC Carol Peletier
Colby Minifie Fear The Walking Dead Virginia
Sophie Skelton Outlander Starz Brianna Randall
Tessa Thompson Westworld HBO Charlotte Hale

2020s[edit]

Year Actress Television Program Network Character
2021/2022
(50th)
Network/Cable
Lauren Cohan The Walking Dead AMC Maggie Greene
Emmanuelle Chriqui Superman & Lois The CW Lana Lang
Janina Gavankar Big Sky ABC Ren
Julia Jones Dexter: New Blood Showtime Angela Bishop
Melissa McBride The Walking Dead AMC Carol Peletier
Danielle Panabaker The Flash The CW Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost
Sophie Skelton Outlander Starz Brianna Fraser
Streaming
Moses Ingram Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Reva Sevander / Third Sister
Patricia Arquette Severance Apple TV+ Harmony Cobel
Danielle Brooks Peacemaker HBO Max Leota Adebayo
Jess Bush Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Paramount+ Christine Chapel
Nell Tiger Free Servant Apple TV+ Leanne Grayson
Kathryn Hahn WandaVision Disney+ Agatha Harkness / Agnes
Aleyse Shannon Leverage: Redemption Amazon Freevee Breanna Casey
2022/2023
(51st)
Jeri Ryan Star Trek: Picard Paramount+ Seven of Nine
Jess Bush Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Paramount+ Christine Chapel
Celia Rose Gooding Nyota Uhura
Genevieve O'Reilly Andor Disney+ Mon Mothma
Katee Sackhoff The Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze
Sophie Skelton Outlander Starz Brianna "Bree" Randall Fraser
Rebecca Wisocky Ghosts CBS Henrietta "Hetty" Woodstone

Multiple nominations[edit]

8 nominations
  • Melissa McBride
7 nominations
  • Jennifer Carpenter
5 nominations
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Amanda Tapping
4 nominations
  • Danai Gurira
  • Hayden Panettiere
  • Katee Sackhoff
  • Sophie Skelton
3 nominations
  • Amy Acker
  • Jolene Blalock
  • Alyson Hannigan
  • Candice Patton
  • Beth Riesgraf
  • Jeri Ryan
  • Michelle Trachtenberg
2 nominations
  • Morena Baccarin
  • Kathy Bates
  • Gina Bellman
  • Charisma Carpenter
  • Sarah Carter
  • Gwendoline Christie
  • Erica Durance
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Summer Glau
  • Lena Headey
  • Laurie Holden
  • Allison Mack
  • Danielle Panabaker
  • Adina Porter
  • Rhea Seehorn

Multiple wins[edit]

2 wins

See also[edit]

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