2015 Saturn Award Nominations

saturn-awardsThe Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced the 2015 nominees for the Saturn Awards. (The full list follows the jump.)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier received 11 nominations, edging the epic space adventure, Interstellar, which got 10 and Guardians of the Galaxy with 9.  In television, The Walking Dead led all shows with 7 nominations, while the Bryan Fuller NBC series, Hannibal, picked up six.

The Academy has added a special category for TV series based on comic book super heroes, Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series. The entries in this new category are series Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, and Gotham.

The winners will be revealed June 25.

Click to see the full list of nominees.


Best Comic Book-to-Film Release

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Science Fiction Film Release

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Godzilla
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • Interstellar
  • The Zero Theorem

Best Fantasy Film Release

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Paddington

Best Horror Film Release

  • Annabelle
  • The Babadook
  • Dracula Untold
  • Horns
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • The Purge: Anarchy

Best Thriller Film Release

  • American Sniper
  • The Equalizer
  • Gone Girl
  • The Guest
  • The Imitation Game
  • Nightcrawler

Best Action / Adventure Film Release

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Inherent Vice
  • Lucy
  • Noah
  • Snowpiercer
  • Unbroken

Best Actor in a Film

  • Tom Cruise                          Edge of Tomorrow
  • Chris Evans                         Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Jake Gyllenhaal                   Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton                    Birdman
  • Matthew McConaughey       Interstellar
  • Chris Pratt                            Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Dan Stevens                        The Guest

Best Actress in a Film

  • Emily Blunt                           Edge of Tomorrow
  • Essie Davis                          The Babadook
  • Anne Hathaway                    Interstellar
  • Angelina Jolie                       Maleficent
  • Jennifer Lawrence                The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • Rosemund Pike                    Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor in a Film

  • Richard Armitage                  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Josh Brolin                             Inherent Vice
  • Samuel L. Jackson                Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Anthony Mackie                     Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Andy Serkis                           Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • J.K. Simmons                        Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Film

  • Jessica Chastain                     Interstellar
  • Scarlett Johansson                 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Evangeline Lily                       The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Rene Russo                            Nightcrawler
  • Emma Stone                           Birdman
  • Meryl Streep                            Into the Woods

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film

  • Elle Fanning                            Maleficent
  • MacKenzie Foy                        Interstellar
  • Chloe Grace Moretz                The Equalizer
  • Tony Revolori                          The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee                   Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Noah Wiseman                        The Babadook

Best Film Director

  • Alejandro G. Innarritu                                  Birdman
  • James Gunn                                                Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Doug Liman                                                 Edge of Tomorrow
  • Christopher Nolan                                        Interstellar
  • Matt Reeves                                                Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Joe Russo, Anthony Russo                         Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Bryan Singer                                                X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Film Writing

  • Captain America: Winter Soldier                  Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus
  • Edge of  Tomorrow                                       Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
  • The Grand Budapest  Hotel                          Wes Anderson
  • Guardians of the Galaxy                               James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies    Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
  • Whiplash                                                       Damien Chazelle

Best Film Editing

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier            Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt
  • Edge of Tomorrow                                         James Herbert, Laura Jennings
  • Guardians of the Galaxy                                Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, Craig Wood
  • Interstellar                                                      Lee Smith
  • Unbroken                                                       William Goldenberg, Tim Squyres
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past                          John Ottman

Best Film Production Design

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier             Peter Wenham
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                      James Chinlund
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel                             Adam Stockhausen
  • Guardians of the Galaxy                                 Charles Wood
  • Interstellar                                                       Nathan Crowley
  • Into the Woods                                                Dennis Gassner

Best Film Music

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier              Henry Jackman
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                       Michael Giacchino
  • Godzilla                                                            Alexandre Desplat
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies       Howard Shore
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2                            John Powell
  • Interstellar                                                        Hans Zimmer

Best Film Costume

  • Dracula Untold                                                  Ngila Dickson
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings                                  Janty Yates
  • Guardians of the Galaxy                                   Alexandra Byrne
  • Into the Woods                                                  Colleen Atwood
  • Maleficent                                                          Anna B. Sheppard
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past                              Louise Mingenbach

Best Film Make-Up

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                         Bill Terezakis, Lisa Love
  • Dracula Untold                                                   Mark Coulier, Daniel Phillips
  • Guardians of the Galaxy                                    David White, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies         Peter King, Rick Findlater, Gino Acevedo
  • Into the Woods                                                   Peter King, Matthew Smith
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past                               Adrien Morot, Norma Hill-Patton

Best Film Special/Visual Effects

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier                 Dan Daleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Dan Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes                          Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
  • Edge of Tomorrow                                              Gary Brozenich, Nick Davis, Jonathan Fawkner, Matthew Rouleau
  • Guardians of the Galaxy                                     Stephane Ceretti, Nicholas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies          Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
  • Interstellar                                                           Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian  Hunter, Scott Fisher

Best Independent Film Release

  • Grand Piano
  • I, Origins
  • A Most Violent Year
  • The One I Love
  • The Two Faces of January
  • Whiplash

Best International Film Release

  • Bird People
  • Calvary
  • Force Majeur
  • Mood Indigo
  • The Railway Man
  • The Theory of Everything

Best Animated Film Release

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Wind Rises


Best Network Television Series

  • The Blacklist
  • The Following
  • Grimm
  • Hannibal
  • Person of Interest
  • Sleepy Hollow

Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series

  • 12 Monkeys
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Continuum
  • Falling Skies
  • Salem
  • The Strain
  • The Walking Dead

Best Limited Run Television Series

  • Bates Motel
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Last Ship
  • The Librarians
  • Outlander

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series

  • Agent Carter
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Arrow
  • Constantine
  • The Flash
  • Gotham

Best Youth-Oriented Television Series

  • The 100
  • Doctor Who
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Supernatural
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Vampire Diaries

Best Actor in a Television Series

  • Hugh Dancy                        Hannibal
  • Grant Gustin                        The Flash
  • Andrew Lincoln                    The Walking Dead
  • Tobias Menzies                   Outlander
  • Mads Mikkelsen                   Hannibal
  • Noah Wyle                           Falling Skies

Best Actress in a Television Series

  • Haley Atwell                          Agent Carter
  • Caitronia Balfe                     Outlander
  • Vera Farmiga                       Bates Motel
  • Jessica Lange                      American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Rachel Nichols                     Continuum
  • Rebecca Romjin                   The Librarians

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

  • David Bradley                       The Strain
  • Laurence Fishburne             Hannibal
  • Sam Heughan                      Outlander
  • Erik Knudsen                        Continuum
  • Norman Reedus                   The Walking Dead
  • Richard Samuel                    The Strain

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

  • Emilia Clarke                        Game of Thrones
  • Jenna Coleman                    Doctor Who
  • Caroline Dhavernas              Hannibal
  • Lexa Doig                             Continuum
  • Emily Kinney                         The Walking Dead
  • Melissa McBride                   The Walking Dead

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series

  • Camren Bicondova               Gotham
  • Maxim Knight                        Falling Skies
  • Tyler Posey                           Teen Wolf
  • Chandler Riggs                     The Walking Dead
  • Holly Taylor                           The Americans
  • Maisie Williams                     Game of Thrones

Best Guest Performance in a Television Series

  • Dominic Cooper                    Agent Carter
  • Neil Patrick Harris                 American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • John Larroquette                   The Librarians
  • Wentworth Miller                   The Flash
  • Michael Pitt                            Hannibal
  • Andrew J. West                     The Walking Dead


Best DVD/BD Release

  • Beneath  (IFC Film Release)
  • Blue Ruin
  • Odd Thomas
  • Ragnarok
  • White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Wolf Creek 2

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release

  • Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition
  • Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut
  • Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut
  • Sorcerer
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Best DVD/BD Television Release

  • Batman: The Complete Television Series
  • Hannibal: Season 2
  • Merlin: The Complete Series
  • Spartacus: The Complete Series
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7
  • Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
  • Wizards and Warriors: The Complete Series

Best DVD/BD Collection Release

  • The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology
  • Halloween: The Complete Collection
  • Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection
  • Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection
  • Toho Godzilla Collection
  • Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30 Film Collection


Best Local Live Stage Production

  • Damn Yankees                                                                   (3-D Theatricals)
  • Ghost Brothers of Darkland County                                    (Saban Theatre)
  • The Last Confession                                                           (Ahmanson Theatre)
  • Pippin                                                                                  (Segerstrom Center for the Arts)
  • Ragtime                                                                               (3-D Theatricals)
  • Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton   (Pasadenia Playhouse)
  • The Wizard of Oz                                                                 (Segerstrom Center for the Arts)