2021 Saturn Awards Nominations

The 46th annual Saturn Awards Nominations were unveiled on March 4. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, which skipped 2020, extended the Saturn Awards eligibility period to allow works released from July 15, 2019-November 15, 2020 to contend.

Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker leads all films with 12 nominations. TENET follows with 9 and Doctor Sleep with 8.

Television shows Better Call Saul, Outlander and The Walking Dead got five nominations apiece.

The organizers have yet to announce the date of the awards ceremony.

The complete list of nominees follows the jump.

FILM

Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Bloodshot (Sony Pictures)
  • Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • The New Mutants (20th Century Films / Walt Disney Studios)
  • The Old Guard (Netflix)

Best Science Fiction Release

  • Ad Astra (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Gemini Man (Paramount Pictures)
  • Lucy in the Sky (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd. / Walt Disney Studios)
  • Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount Pictures)

Best Fantasy Film Release

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music (Orion Pictures)
  • Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  • The Lion King (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Maleficent: The Mistress of Evil (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount Pictures)
  • The Witches (HBO Max)

Best Horror Film Release

  • Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Freaky (Universal Pictures)
  • The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures)
  • It Chapter Two (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Midsommar (A24)
  • Ready or Not (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (CBS Films / Lionsgate)

Best Action/Adventure Film Release

  • 1917 (Universal Pictures)
  • Bad Boys for Life (Columbia Pictures)
  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)
  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Universal Pictures)
  • The Gentlemen (STX Films)
  • Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)

Best Thriller Film Release

  • Da Five Bloods (Netflix)
  • The Good Liar (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • The Irishman (Netflix)
  • Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  • Mank (Netflix)
  • Uncut Gems (A24)

Best Actor in a Film

  • Daniel Craig
    Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  • Delroy Lindo
    Da Five Bloods (Netflix)
  • Ewan McGregor
    Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Gary Oldman
    Mank (Netflix)
  • Aaron Paul
    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)
  • Joaquin Phoenix
    Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • John David Washington
    Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Best Actress in a Film

  • Rebecca Ferguson
    Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Yifei Liu
    Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)
  • Elisabeth Moss
    The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures)
  • Natalie Portman
    Lucy in the Sky (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Daisy Ridley
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
  • Margot Robbie
    Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Charlize Theron
    The Old Guard (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film

  • Adam Driver
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd. /Walt Disney Studios)
  • Chris Evans
    Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  • Bill Hader
    It Chapter Two (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Ian McDiarmid
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd. /Walt Disney Studios)
  • Robert Pattinson
    Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Donnie Yen
    Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film

  • Zazie Beetz
    Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Ellen Burstyn
    Lucy in the Sky (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
    Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  • Ana De Armas
    Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  • Linda Hamilton
    Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount Pictures)
  • Amanda Seyfried
    Mank (Netflix)
  • Jurnee Smollett
    Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film

  • Ella Jay Basco
    Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Julia Butters
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
  • Kyliegh Curran
    Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Roman Griffin Davis
    Jojo Rabbit (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Lexy Kolker
    Freaks (Well Go USA)
  • JD McCrary
    The Lion King (Walt Disney Studios)

Best Film Director

  • J.J. Abrams Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
  • Niki Caro
    Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)
  • Mike Flanagan
    Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Christopher Nolan
    Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Gina Prince-Bythewood
    The Old Guard (Netflix)
  • Quentin Tarantino
    Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
  • Leigh Whannell
    The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures)

Best Film Screenplay

  • Mike Flanagan
    Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, Elizabeth Martin
    Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)
  • Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin-won
    Parasite (Neon)
  • Christopher Nolan
    Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
    Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Quentin Tarantino
    Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
  • Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd. /Walt Disney Studios)

Best Film Editing

  • Maryann Brandon, Stefan Grube
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
  • Bob Ducsay
    Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  • Mike Flanagan
    Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Jennifer Lame
    Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Fred Raskin
    Once Upon a Tim In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
  • Jinmo Yang
    Parasite (Neon)

Best Film Production Design

  • Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
  • Nathan Crowley
    Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Mark Friedberg
    Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Barbara Ling
    Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
  • Patrick Tatopoulos
    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Ra Vincent
    Jojo Rabbit (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Film Composer

  • Ludwig Goransson
    Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Nathan Johnson
    Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  • Jaeil Jung
    Parasite (Neon)
  • Thomas Newman
    1917 (Universal Pictures)
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
    Mank (Netflix)
  • John Williams
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)

Best Film Costume

  • Erin Benach
    Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Bina Daigeler
    Mulan (Walt Disney Studios / Disney Plus)
  • Michael Kaplan
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
  • Arianne Phillips
    Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
  • Mayes C. Rubeo
    Jojo Rabbit (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Albert Wolsky
    Ad Astra (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Film Make-Up

  • Bill Corso, Dennis Liddiard, Stephen Kelly, Bianca Appice
    Bill & Ted Face the Music (Orion Pictures)
  • Robert Kurtzman, Bernadette Mazur
    Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Shane Zander, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr.
    It Chapter Two (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Arjen Tuiten, David White
    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Norman Cabrera, Mike Hill, Mike Elizalde
    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (CBS Films / Lionsgate)
  • Amanda Knight, Neal Scanlan
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)

Best Film Visual / Special Effects

  • Scott R. Fisher, Allen Maris
    Ad Astra (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Mark Hawker, Yael Majors, Greg Steele
    Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Kristy Hollidge, Nicholas Brooks
    It Chapter Two (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Ken Egly, Robert Legato
    The Lion King (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, Dominic Tuohy
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios)
  • Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley, Scott Fisher, Mike Chambers
    Tenet (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Neil Corbould, Eric Barba, Vinod Gundre, Sheldon Stopsack
    Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount Pictures)

Best Independent Film Release

  • Angel of Mine (Lionsgate)
  • Encounter (Vega Baby)
  • The Aeronauts (Amazon)
  • Color Out of Space (RLJ Entertainment)
  • Freaks (Well Go USA)
  • Palm Springs (Neon)
  • Possessor (Neon / Elevation Pictures)

Best International Film Release

  • Jojo Rabbit (Searchlight Pictures)
  • The Nightingale (IFC Films)
  • Official Secrets (IFC Films)
  • Parasite (Neon)
  • Sputnik (IFC Midnight)
  • The Whistlers (Magnolia Pictures)

Best Animated Film Release

  • Abominable (Universal Pictures)
  • The Addams Family (United Artists Releasing)
  • Frozen II (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Onward (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Spies in Disguise (20th Century Pictures)
  • Trolls: World Tour (Universal Pictures)

TELEVISION

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series

  • Batwoman (The CW)
  • The Boys (Amazon)
  • The Flash (The CW)
  • Stargirl (The CW)
  • Supergirl (The CW)
  • The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
  • Watchmen (HBO)

Best Science Fiction Television Series

  • Doctor Who (BBC America)
  • Lost in Space (Netflix)
  • Pandora (The CW)
  • Raised by Wolves (HBO Max)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)
  • Westworld (HBO)

Best Fantasy Television Series

  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix)
  • For All Mankind (Apple TV)
  • Locke & Key (Netflix)
  • The Magicians (SyFy)
  • Outlander (Starz)
  • The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
  • The Witcher (Netflix)

Best Horror Television Series

  • Creepshow (Shudder)
  • Evil (CBS)
  • Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • Servant (Apple TV)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Best Action/Thriller Television Series

  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Castle Rock (Hulu)
  • The Outpost (The CW)
  • Pennyworth (Epix)
  • Riverdale (The CW)
  • Snowpiercer (TNT)
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon)

Best Television Presentation (under 10 Episodes)

  • Amazing Stories (Apple TV)
  • Dracula (Netflix)
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
  • His Dark Materials (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Disney Plus)
  • Perry Mason (HBO)

Best Animated Television Series

  • Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Family Guy (Fox)
  • Primal (Adult Swim)
  • Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  • The Simpsons (Fox)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Disney XD)

Best Film Presentation on Streaming Media

  • Enola Holmes (Netflix)
  • Extraction (Netflix)
  • Shirley (Hulu)
  • The Vast of Night (Amazon)

Best Actor on a Television Series

  • Henry Cavill
    The Witcher (Netflix)
  • Mike Colter
    Evil (CBS)
  • Grant Gustin
    The Flash (The CW)
  • Sam Heughan
    Outlander (Starz)
  • Jonathan Majors
    Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • Bob Odenkirk
    Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Patrick Stewart
    Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)

Best Actress on a Television Series

  • Caitriona Balfe
    Outlander (Starz)
  • Melissa Benoist
    Supergirl (The CW)
  • Regina King
    Watchmen (HBO)
  • Sonequa Martin-Green
    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Thandie Newton
    Westworld (HBO)
  • Candice Patton
    The Flash (The CW)
  • Rhea Seehorn
    Better Call Saul (AMC)

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series

  • Jonathan Banks
    Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Tony Dalton
    Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Michael Emerson
    Evil (CBS)
  • Doug Jones
    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Richard Rankin
    Outlander (Starz)
  • Norman Reedus
    The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Luke Wilson
    Stargirl (The CW)

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series

  • Natasia Demetriou
    What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
  • Cynthia Erivo
    The Outsider (HBO)
  • Melissa McBride
    The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Colby Minifie
    Fear The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Danielle Panabaker
    The Flash (The CW)
  • Sophie Skelton
    Outlander (Starz)
  • Tessa Thompson
    Westworld (HBO)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series

  • Freya Allan
    The Witcher (Netflix)
  • Brec Bassinger
    Stargirl (The CW)
  • Isa Briones
    Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)
  • Maxwell Jenkins
    Lost in Space (Netflix)
  • Madison Lintz
    Bosch (Amazon)
  • Cassady McClincy
    The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Erin Moriarty
    The Boys (Amazon)

Best Guest Starring Performance on Television

  • Jon Cryer
    Supergirl (The CW)
  • Giancarlo Esposito
    The Mandalorian (Disney Plus)
  • Mark Hamill
    What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan
    The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Kate Mulgrew
    Mr. Mercedes (Audience)
  • Billy Porter
    The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
  • Jeri Ryan
    Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Best Classic Film DVD/BD Release

  • 4D Man
    Kino
  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire (Special Edition)
    Kino
  • Dr. Cyclops (Special Edition)
    Kino
  • Hercules in the Haunted World (Special Edition)
    Kino
  • The Magic Sword
    Kino
  • Robocop (Director’s Cut)
    Arrow
  • The War of the Worlds (1953)
    Criterion

Best Television Series DVD/BD Release

  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Complete Collection
    Kino Lorber
  • Creepshow: Season One
    Image Entertainment
  • The Librarians: The Complete Series
    Electric Entertainment
  • Mission: Impossible – The Original TV Series
    Paramount Home Entertainment
  • The Outsider: The First Season
    HBO
  • Shazam: The Complete Live Action Series
    Warner Archive Collection
  • The Simpsons: The Nineteenth Season
    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Best Film Collection DVD/BD Release

  • Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection
    Shout Factory
  • The Fly Collection
    Shout Factory
  • Gamera: The Complete Collection
    Arrow
  • Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975
    Criterion Collection
  • Hitchcock: British International Pictures Collection
    Kino
  • Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations
    MVD Entertainment
  • Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman
    Criterion Collection

Best 4K Film Release

  • The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection
    Universal Home Entertainment
  • Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut
    Lionsgate
  • Flash Gordon Limited Edition
    Arrow
  • Jaws 45th Anniversary
    Universal Home Entertainment
  • Knives Out
    Lionsgate
  • Mad Max
    Kino Lorber
  • The Shining
    Warner
  • War of the Worlds (2005)
    Paramount Home Entertainment

LIVE STAGE PRODUCTION

Best Live Stage Production

  • Anastasia
    Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Frankenstein
    A Noise Within
  • Good Boys
    Pasadena Playhouse
  • Once
    Cerritos Center/3D Theatricals
  • Shrek Musical
    Cerritos Center/3D Theatricals
  • Witch
    Geffen Playhouse

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