2017 Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films presented the 2017 Saturn Awards on June 28.

The Academy is a non-profit corporation founded in 1972 by Dr. Donald A. Reed dedicated to honoring film and television genre entertainment. Robert Holguin currently serves as President.

Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release

  • Doctor Strange

Best Science Fiction Film Release

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Fantasy Film Release

  • The Jungle Book

Best Horror Film Release

  • Don’t Breathe

Best Action / Adventure Film Release

  • Hidden Figures

Best Thriller Film Release

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

Best Actor in a Film

  • Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

Best Actress in a Film

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film

  • John Goodman (10  Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actress  in a Film

  • Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor

  • Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)

Best Film Direction

  • Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Best Film Screenplay

  • Eric Heisserer (Arrival)

Best Film Editing

  • Michael Kahn (The BFG)

Best Film Production Design

  • Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg (The BFG)

Best Film Music

  • Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Best Film Costume Designer

  • Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Best Film Make-Up

  • Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow (Star Trek Beyond)

Best Film Special / Visual Effects

  • John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Best Independent Film Release

  • La La Land

Best  International Film Release

  • The Handmaiden

Best Animated Film Release

  • Finding Dory

Best Science Fiction Television Series

  • Westworld

Best Fantasy Television Series

  • Outlander

Best Horror Television Series

  • The Walking Dead

Best Action/Thriller Television Series

  • Riverdale

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series

  • Supergirl

Best Presentation on Television

  • 11.22.63

Best New Media Television Series

  • Marvel’s Luke Cage

Best Actor on a Television Series

  • Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)

Best Actress on a Television Series

  • Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series

  • Ed Harris (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series

  • Candice Patton (The Flash)

Best Younger Actor on a Television Series

  • Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Best Guest Performance on a Television Series

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)

Best Animated Series or Film on Television

  • Star Wars: Rebels

Best DVD / BD Release

  • Tales of Halloween

Best DVD / BD Special Edition Release

  • Phantasm Remastered

Best Classic Film Release on DVD /  BD

  • Time After Time

Best Television Release on DVD / BD

  • Hannibal: The Complete Series Collection

Best Collection on DVD / BD

  • Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection

Best Local Live Stage Production

  • A View From the Bridge (Ahmanson Theatre)

Special Awards

  • The Life Career Award – Lee Majors
  • The Visionary Award – Akiva Goldsman
  • The Filmmakers Showcase Award – Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
  • The Breakthrough Performance Award – KJ Apa
  • The Special Recognition AwardHeavy Metal (magazine)

7 thoughts on “2017 Saturn Awards

  1. Aaron: How is Hidden Figures “action/adventure”?

    Weeeell, there is a little bit of suspense in how they’re going to get MA-6 down safely — but I agree that it’s a pretty tenuous qualification for that category.

  2. I like “Hidden Figures” and agree it’s award-worthy, but it’s not Action or Adventure. Ladies doing math, c’mon. I guess it won b/c it was more SF-adjacent than the standard Boys’ Own movies in its category.

    Not giving “Arrival” a ton of awards also makes it look ridiculous. I liked “Rogue One” as much as the next geek, but it’s neither a superior movie nor superior SF to “Arrival”.

    Kind of odd that “10 Cloverfield” got a lot of recognition, but nothing for the director.

  3. Has “Best Young Actor” historically assumed either gender, or are the awards unbalanced?

  4. Train to Busan was great, Don’t Breathe was just there.

    Action/Adventure had some bland films in there, Mag 7 remake was not good, but The Nice Guys was excellent. I can see the votes getting split so much between some of then that Hidden Figures pulled ahead.

    Civil War over Doctor Strange any day of the week though I enjoyed them both.

    Nice to see 10 Cloverfield get some love though why it wasn’t in the horror category at all is confusing.

    Some of the television categories I am not on the same page for but looking at it was a really competitive field.

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