2023 Saturn Awards Nominations

The 2023 Saturn Award nominees were announced on December 6.

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water received 12 nominations, surpassing the record he set back in 2010 when the original Avatar film garnered 10 nominations.

Other films leading the way are Christopher Nolan’s biopic, Oppenheimer, with 11 nominations, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (9), Barbie (8), Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 (7).

The television field is led by Star Trek: Picard with 7 nominations, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds follows with 6 nominations. Lucasfilm’s/Disney+s’ series Andor has 5, as does The Last of Us.

The Saturn Awards have been presented each year since 1972 by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. 

The Saturn Awards winners will be revealed during a ceremony to be streamed from Los Angeles on February 4, 2024.

A complete list of nominees follows the jump.

The 51st Annual Saturn Awards Nominations:

Best Science Fiction Film: 
Avatar: The Way of Water(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
The Creator(20th Century Studios)
M3GAN(Universal Pictures/Blumhouse)
Prey(20th Century Studios/Hulu)
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts(Paramount/Hasbro)
Best Fantasy Film: 
Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves(Paramount Pictures/Hasbro)
Haunted Mansion(Walt Disney Studios)
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny(Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
The Little Mermaid(Walt Disney Studios)
Best Horror Film: 
Barbarian (20th Century Studios)
Evil Dead Rise(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Insidious: The Red Door(Screen Gems/Blumhouse)
Renfield(Universal Pictures)
Scream VI(Paramount Pictures)
Smile(Paramount Pictures)
Talk to Me(A24)
Best Superhero Film: 
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
Blue Beetle(DC/Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Flash(DC/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
Best Action / Adventure Film: 
Bullet Train (Sony Pictures)
The Equalizer 3(Sony Pictures)
Fast X(Universal Pictures)
John Wick: Chapter 4(Lionsgate Films)
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One(Paramount Pictures)
The Woman King(TriStar Pictures)
Best Thriller Film: 
Don’t Worry Darling(Warner Bros./
    New Line Cinema)
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery(Netflix)
The Lesson(Bleecker Street)
The Menu(Searchlight Pictures)
Knock at the Cabin(Universal Pictures)
Oppenheimer(Universal Pictures)
Best Animated Film: 
Elemental (Pixar/Walt Disney Studios)
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish(Dreamworks/Universal)
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse(Sony Pictures/Marvel)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie(Universal Pictures)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem(Paramount Pictures)

Best Actor in a Film:

Ralph FiennesThe Menu(Searchlight Pictures)
Harrison FordIndiana Jones and 
  the Dial of Destiny(Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
Ben KingsleyJules(Bleecker Street)
Cillian MurphyOppenheimer(Universal Pictures)
Chris PrattGuardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 3(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
Keanu ReevesJohn Wick: Chapter 4(Lionsgate Films)
Sam WorthingtonAvatar: The Way of Water(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
Best Actress in a Film:    
Viola Davis The Woman King(TriStar Pictures)
Mia GothPearl(A24)
Anya Taylor-JoyThe Menu(Searchlight Pictures)
Amber MidthunderPrey(20th Century Studios/Hulu)
Margot RobbieBarbie(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Zoe SaldanaAvatar: The Way of Water(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
Best Supporting Actor in a Film: 
Nicolas CageRenfield(Universal Pictures)
Robert Downey Jr.Oppenheimer(Universal Pictures)
Ryan GoslingBarbie(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Michael KeatonThe Flash(DC/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Stephen LangAvatar: The Way of Water(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
Mads MikkelsenIndiana Jones and 
  the Dial of Destiny(Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
Best Supporting Actress in a Film: 
Angela BassettBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
Emily BluntOppenheimer(Universal Pictures)
Jane CurtainJules(Bleecker Street)
Melissa McCarthyThe Little Mermaid(Walt Disney Studios)
Phoebe Waller-BridgeIndiana Jones and 
  the Dial of Destiny(Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
Sophie WildeTalk to Me(A24)

Best Younger Performer in a Film:

Halle BaileyThe Little Mermaid(Walt Disney Studios)
Vivien Lyra BlairThe Boogeyman(20th Century Studios)
Jack ChampionAvatar: The Way of Water(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
Xolo MariduenaBlue Beetle(DC/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Violet McGrawM3GAN(Universal Pictures/
Noah SchnappThe Tutor(Vertical Entertainment)
Best Film Direction:   
James Cameron Avatar: The Way of Water(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
Greta GerwigBarbie(Warner Bros. Pictures)
James GunnGuardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 3(Marvel/Walt Disney Pictures)
James MangoldIndiana Jones and 
   the Dial of Destiny(Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
Mark MylodThe Menu(Searchlight Films)
Christopher NolanOppenheimer(Universal Pictures)
Danny Philippou &   
Michael PhilippouTalk to Me(A24)
Best Film Screenwriting:   
Avatar: The Way of Water James Cameron and Rick Jaffa 
   & Amanda Silver(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
BarbieNoah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig(Warner Bros. Pictures)
The MenuSeth Reiss & Will Tracy(Searchlight Films)
Mission: Impossible –   
Dead Reckoning Part OneErik Jendresen & 
   Christopher McQuarrie(Paramount Pictures)
OppenheimerChristopher Nolan(Universal Pictures)
PearlTi West & Mia Goth(A24)
Best Film Music (Composer): 
Avatar: The Way of WaterSimon Franglen(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
BarbieMark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Indiana Jones and the   
Dial of DestinyJohn Williams(Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
The Little MermaidAlan Menken(Walt Disney Pictures)
RenfieldMarco Beltrami(Universal Pictures)
Spider-Man: Across the   
Spider-VerseDaniel Pemberton(Sony Pictures/Marvel)

Best Film Make-Up:

The CovenantDonald Mowat(United Artists Releasing)
Evil Dead RiseLuke Polti(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Guardians of the Galaxy-Vol. 3 Alexei Dmitriew(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
OppenheimerLuisa Abel, Jason Hamer(Universal Pictures)
PreyAlec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr.(20th Century Studios/Hulu)
RenfieldChristien Tinsley(Universal Pictures)
Best Film Editing:   
Avatar: The Way of WaterStephen Rivkin, David Brenner,
   John Refoua, James Cameron(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
Fast XDylan Highsmith, Kelly Matsumoto,
   Corbin Mehl, Laura Yanovich(Universal Pictures)
Indiana Jones and the   
Dial of DestinyAndrew Buckland, Michael McCusker,
   Dirk Westervelt(Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
John Wick: Chapter 4Nathan Orloff(Lionsgate Films)
Mission: Impossible –   
Dead Reckoning Part OneEddie Hamilton(Paramount Pictures)
OppenheimerJennifer Lane(Universal Pictures)
Best Film Production Design: 
Avatar: The Way of WaterDylan Cole, Ben Proctor(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
BarbieSarah Greenwood(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Guardians of the Galaxy-Vol. 3 Beth Mickle(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
John Wick: Chapter 4Kevin Kavanaugh(Lionsgate Films)
OppenheimerRuth De Jong(Universal Pictures)
RenfieldAlec Hammond(Universal Pictures)
Best Film Costume:   
Avatar: The Way of WaterBob Buck, Deborah Scott(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
BarbieJacqueline Durran(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Black Panther: Wakanda   
ForeverRuth E. Carter(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
Guardians of the Galaxy-Vol. 3 Judianna Makovsky(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
Indiana Jones and the   
Dial of DestinyJoanna Johnston(Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
OppenheimerEllen Mirojnick(Universal Pictures)

Best Film Visual / Special Effects:

Avatar: The Way of WaterJoe Letteri, Richard Baneham, 
 Eric Saindon, Daniel Barrett(Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
The CreatorJay Cooper, Ian Comley, 
 Andrew Roberts, Neil Corbould(20th Century Studios)
Guardians of the Galaxy-Vol. 3 Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, 
 Guy Williams, Dan Sudick(Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
Indiana Jones and the  
Dial of DestinyAndrew Whitehurst, Kathy Siegel, 
 Robert Weaver, Alistair Williams(Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
Mission: Impossible –  
Dead Reckoning Part OneAlex Wuttke, Simone Coco, 
 Jeff Sutherland, Neil Corbould(Paramount Pictures)
OppenheimerAndrew Jackson, Giacomo Mineo, 
 Scott Fisher, Dave Drzewiecki(Universal Pictures)
Best Independent Film: 
Aporia (Well Go USA)
Brooklyn 45(Shudder)
Fall(Lionsgate Films)
Jules(Bleecker Street)
The Tutor(Vertical Entertainment)
Best International Film: 
Madeleine Collins (Greenwich Entertainment)
Missing(Dark Star Pictures)
The Origin of Evil(IFC Films)
Ransomed(Well Go USA)
Speak No Evil(Shudder)
Sisu(Lionsgate Films)


Best Science Fiction Television Series: 
Andor (Lucasfilm/Disney+)
Foundation(Apple TV+)
The Mandalorian(Lucasfilm/Disney+)
The Peripheral(Amazon)
Silo(Apple TV+)
Star Trek: Picard(Paramount+/CBS)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds(Paramount+/CBS)
Best Fantasy Television Series:  
Good Omens(Amazon)
House of the Dragon(HBO/Max)
The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power(Amazon)
Mayfair Witches(AMC)
Schmigadoon!(Apple TV+)
Best Horror Television Series:  
American Horror Story(FX/Hulu)
Fear the Walking Dead(AMC)
Interview with the Vampire(AMC)
The Last of Us(HBO/Max)
What We Do in the Shadows(FX/Hulu)
Best Superhero Television Series: 
Doom Patrol (HBO/Max)
The Flash(Warner Bros. Television)
The Sandman(Netflix)
Secret Invasion(Marvel/Disney+)
She-Hulk: Attorney-At-Law(Marvel/Disney+)
Stargirl(Warner Bros. Television)
Superman & Lois(Warner Bros. Television)
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Television Series: 
La Brea(NBC/Universal)
Quantum Leap(NBC/Universal)
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan(Amazon)
The Witcher(Netflix)
Best Television Presentation:  
Black Mirror(Netflix)
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities(Netflix)
Hocus Pocus 2(Disney+)
Marvel’s Werewolf by Night(Marvel/Disney+)
The Midnight Club(Netflix)
Mrs. Davis(Peacock)
The Munsters(Universal 1440 Entertainment)
Best Animated Television Series or Special: 
Chainsaw Man (Crunchyroll)
Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai(HBO/Max)
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio(Netflix)
Harley Quinn(HBO/Max)
My Adventures with Superman(Cartoon Network/Adult Swim)
Star Trek: Lower Decks(Paramount+)
Star Wars: The Bad Batch(Lucasfilm/Disney+)
Best New Genre Television Series: 
The Ark(Electric Entertainment/Syfy)
The Last of Us(HBO/Max)
Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power(Amazon)
Silo(Apple TV+)
The Walking Dead: Dead City(AMC)
Best Actor in a Television Series: 
Tyler HoechlinSuperman & Lois(Warner Bros. Television)
Sam HeughanOutlander(Starz)
Diego LunaAndor(Lucasfilm/Disney+)
Anson MountStar Trek: Strange New Worlds(Paramount+/CBS)
Pedro PascalThe Last of Us(HBO/Max)
Harold PerrineauFrom(MGM+)
Patrick StewartStar Trek: Picard(Paramount+/CBS)
Best Actress in a Television Series: 
Caitriona BalfeOutlander(Starz)
Lauren CohanThe Walking Dead: Dead City(AMC)
Emma D’ArcyHouse of the Dragon(HBO/Max)
Rebecca FergusonSilo(Apple TV+)
Tatiana MaslanyShe-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law(Marvel/Disney+)
Rose McIverGhosts(CBS)
Elizabeth TullochSuperman & Lois(Warner Bros. Television)
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series: 
Jonathan FrakesStar Trek: Picard (Paramount+/CBS)
Harvey GuillenWhat We Do in the Shadows(FX/Hulu)
Ernie HudsonQuantum Leap(NBC/Universal)
Ethan PeckStar Trek: Strange New Worlds(Paramount+/CBS)
Ed SpeleersStar Trek: Picard(Paramount+/CBS)
Matt SmithHouse of the Dragon(HBO/Max)
Todd StashwickStar Trek: Picard(Paramount+/CBS)
Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series: 
Jess BushStar Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+/CBS)
Celia Rose GoodingStar Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+/CBS)
Genevieve O’ReillyAndor(Lucasfilm/Disney+)
Jeri RyanStar Trek: Picard(Paramount+/CBS)
Katee SackhoffThe Mandalorian(Lucasfilm/Disney+)
Sophie SkeltonOutlander(Starz)
Rebecca WisockyGhosts(CBS)
Best Younger Performer in a Television Series: 
Milly AlcockHouse of the Dragon (HBO/Max)
Freya AllanThe Witcher(Netflix)
Zachary ArthurChucky(NBC/Universal/Syfy)
Brec BassingerStargirl(Warner Bros. Television)
Jenna OrtegaWednesday(Netfix)
Bella RamseyThe Last of Us(HBO/Max)
Igby RigneyThe Midnight Club(Netflix)
Best Guest Star in a Television Series: 
Gael Garcia BernalMarvel’s Werewolf by Night(Marvel/Disney+)
Giancarlo EspositoThe Mandalorian(Lucasfilm/Disney+)
Nick OffermanThe Last of Us(HBO/Max)
Amanda PlummerStar Trek: Picard(Paramount+/CBS)
Andy SerkisAndor(Lucasfilm/Disney+)
Paul WesleyStar Trek: Strange New Worlds(Paramount+/CBS)
Catherine Zeta-JonesWednesday(Netflix)


Best Classic Film Home Media Release:

  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (Warner Archives)
  • Invaders from Mars 4K (Ignite)
  • It Came from Outer Space 4K (Universal Home Entertainment)
  • It, The Terror from Beyond Space 4k (Kino Lorber)
  • The Manchurian Candidate 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • The Night of the Hunter 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • Secret of the Incas (Kino Lorber)

Best Television Home Media Release:

  • Better Call Saul (The Complete Collection) (AMC)
  • Creepshow (Season 3) (Shudder)
  • Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowman (BBC)
  • Interview with the Vampire (Season 1) (AMC)
  • Loki (Season 1) – 4K Steelbook (Disney Home Media)
  • Night Gallery, Season 3 (Kino Lorber)
  • Quantum Leap, Season 1 (Universal Home Entertainment)

Best 4K Home Media Release:

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 4K (Criterion)
  • The Exorcist 50th Anniversary Edition 4K (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  • Cujo 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • John Wick, Chapter 4 – 4K (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
  • Needful Things 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • To Live and Die in L.A. 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition 4K (Paramount Home Entertainment)

Best Film Home Media Collection:

  • Arsene Lupin Collection (Kino Lorber)
  • Irwin Allen: Master of Disaster Collection (Shout Factory)
  • Mr. Wong Collection (Kino Lorber)
  • Shawscope: Volume Two (Arrow Video)
  • Superman 1978-1987 4K Collection (Warner Home Video)
  • Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror, Volume 2 (Universal Home Entertainment)
  • Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary 25 Film Collection: Vol. 4 (Thrillers, Sci-fi, Horror)
  • (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

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