‘Star Wars,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Lead Saturn Awards Nominations

Saturn Awards Nominees 2016
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens” leads this year’s Saturn Awards nominations with 15. Its next closest competitors, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Crimson Peak,” are far behind with nine noms each.

Box office smash “Jurassic World” followed with seven nominations. The Marvel films “Ant-Man” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” were up next, bringing in six and four nominations, respectively.

On the TV side, AMC stalwart “The Walking Dead” shambled off with seven nominations, while HBO’s “Game of Thrones” netted five. There was a four-way tie among “Daredevil,” “Hannibal,” “Supergirl” and “Wayward Pines,” each with four nominations.

The Saturn Awards — now in their 42nd year — are presented annually to films and television series by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

The award show is known for its eclectic groupings of films in unique categories. In the best action/adventure film category, Oscar favorite “The Revenant” will compete against Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy.” Meanwhile, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” leading man Taron Egerton will square off against Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio for best actor.

This year’s Saturn Awards are adding a new category: best new-media television. The nominees include Netflix’s “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and “Sense8”; Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” and “Bosch”; and PlayStation/Crackle’s “Powers.”

The award ceremony will take place in June in Burbank.

Here are the film nominations:

Best Fantasy Film
Age of Adaline
Baahubali: The Beginning
Cinderella
Goosebumps
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
Ted 2

Best Action Adventure Film
Everest
Fast & Furious 7
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
The Revenant
Spectre
Spy

Best Thriller Film
Black Mass
Bridge of Spies
The Gift
The Hateful Eight
Mr. Holmes
Sicario

Best Horror Film
Crimson Peak
Insidious Chapter 3
It Follows
Krampus
The Visit
What We Do In The Shadows

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Bethany – Avengers: Age of Ultron
John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Michael Douglas – Ant-Man
Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Walter Goggins – The Hateful Eight
Simon Pegg – Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chasten – Crimson Peak
Carrie Fisher – Star Wars The Force Awakens
Evangeline Lily – Ant-Man
Lupine Nyong’o – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tamannaah – Baahubali: The Beginning
Alicia Vikander – Ex-Machina

Best Performance By A Young Actor
Olivia DeJonge – The Visit
James Freedson-Jackson – Cop Car
Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
Elias & Lukas Schwartz – Goodnight Mommy
Ty Simpkins – Jurassic World
Jacob Tremblay – Room

Best International Film
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared
Goodnight Mommy
Labyrinth of Lies
Legend
Turbo Kid
The Wave

Best Actress
Emily Blunt – Sicario
Jessica Chasten – The Martian
Blake Lively – The Age of Adaline
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
Mia Wasikowska – Crimson Peak

Best Actor
Matt Damon – The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Aaron Egerton – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Harrison Ford – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Domhnall Gleeson – Ex Machina
Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

Best Film Director
J.J. Abrams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Guillermo del Toro – Crimson Peak
Alex Garland – Ex-Machina
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Peyton Reed – Ant-Man
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Colin Trevorrow – Jurassic World

Best Film Writing
Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins – Crimson Peak
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
Drew Goddard – The Martian
Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly – Jurassic World
Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
George Miller, Brendan McCarthy,
Nick Lathouris – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Film Editing
Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Eddie Hamilton, Jon Harris – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Dan Lebental, Colby Parker, Jr. – Ant-Man
Leigh Folsom Boyd, Dylan Highsmith, Kirk Morri, Christian Wagner – Furious 7
Kevin Stitt – Jurassic World
Margaret Sixel – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Film Production Design
Rick Carter, Darren Gilford – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Scott Chambliss – Tomorrowland
Sabu Cyril – Baahubali: The Beginning
Colin Gibson – Mad Max: Fury Road
Thomas E. Sanders – Crimson Peak
Ed Verreaux – Jurassic World

Best Film Music
Tom Holkenborg – Mad Max: Fury Road
Johann Johannsson – Sicario
M.M. Keeravani – Baahubali: The Beginning
Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
Fernando Velazquez – Crimson Peak
John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Film Costume Design
Alexandra Byrne – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Kate Hawley – Crimson Peak
Michael Kaplan – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Arianne Phillips – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Sandy Powell – Cinderella
Rama Rajamouli, Prashanti Tipirineni – Baahubali: The Beginning

Best Film Make-Up
David Marti, Montse Ribe, Xavi Bastida – Crimson Peak
Damian Martin, Nadine Prigge – Mad Max: Fury Road
Neal Scanlan – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Joel Harlow, Kenny Niederbaumer – Black Mass
Gregory Nicotero, Howard Beger,
Heba Thorisdottir – The Hateful Eight
Donald Mowat – Sicario

Best Film Special / Visual Effects
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach,
Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood,
Dan Oliver, Andy Williams – Mad Max: Fury Road
Andrew Whithurst, Paul Norris,
Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett – Ex Machina
Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands,
Chris Lawrence, Steven Warner – The Martian
John Rosengrant, Michael Lantieri,
Tim Alexander – Jurassic World
Paul Corbould, Chris Townsend,
Ben Snow, Paul Butterworth – Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Here are the TV nominations:

Best Fantasy TV Series
Game of Thrones
Haven
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel
Outlander
The Muppets
The Magicians
The Shannara Chronicles

Best Action Thriller TV Series
Bates Motel
Blindspot
Fargo
Hannibal
The Last Ship
The Librarians
Mr.Robot

Best Superhero Adaptation Series
Arrow
Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash
Gotham
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Marvel’s Agents of Shield
Supergirl

Best Horror TV Series
American Horror Story Hotel
Ash vs Evil Dead
Fear The Walking Dead
Salem
Teen Wolf
The Strain
The Walking Dead

Best Supporting TV Actor
Richard Armitage – Hannibal
Vincent D’Onofrio – Daredevil
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones
Toby Jones – Wayward Pines
Erik Knudsen – Continuum
Lance Roddick – Bosch
David Tennant – Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Patrick Wilson – Fargo

Best Supporting TV Actress
Gillian Anderson – Hannibal
Toga Feldshuh – The Walking Dead
Calista Flockhart – Supergirl
Dana Gurira – The Walking Dead
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Melissa Leo – Wayward Pines
Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead

Best Guest Performance on TV
Laura Benanti – Supergirl
Steven Brand – Teen Wolf
Victor Garber – The Flash
Scott Glenn – Daredevil
Alex Kingston – Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song
John Carroll Lynch – The Walking Dead
William Shatner – Haven

Best Younger Actor on TV
Max Charles – The Strain
Frank Dillane – Fear The Walking Dead
Jodelle Ferland – Dark Matter
Brenock O’Connor – Game of Thrones
Chandler Riggs – The Walking Dead
Dylan Sprayberry – Teen Wolf
Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones

Best TV Actress
Gillian Anderson – The X-Files
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Melissa Benoist – Supergirl
Kim Dickens – Fear The Walking Dead
Rachel Nichols – Continuum
Krysten Ritter – Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Rebecca Romijn – The Librarians

Best TV Actor
Bruce Campbell – Ash vs Evil Dead
Charlie Cox – Daredevil
Matt Dillon – Wayward Pines
David Duchovny – The X-Files
Grant Gustin – The Flash
Sam Heughan – Outlander
Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
Mads Mikkelsen – Hannibal

Best Science Fiction TV Series
The 100
Colony
Continuum
Doctor Who
The Expanse
Wayward Pines
The X-Files

Best New Media Television Series
Bosch – Amazon
Daredevil – Netflix
Dreamwork’s Dragons – Netflix
The Man In The High Castle – Amazon
Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Netflix
Powers – Crackle
Sense8 – Netflix

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  1. Tinashe says:

    Danai Gurira not Dana [The Walking Dead]

  2. Raven says:

    What about Supernatural? One of the best shows on – in its 11th season…this omission just shows how bizarre Hollywood is.

  3. Chibi says:

    Lupita Nyong’o, NOT “Lupine.” Considering the snub to black actors (John Boyega getting SUPPORTING while Harrison Ford gets BEST ACTOR. he wasnt even a lead.) that’s not a typo you wanna make right now.

  4. Nefertari Burns says:

    Best fantasy film: Ted 2, Best Action Adventure Film: Fast & Furious 7, Best Thriller Film: The gift, Best Horror Film: Insidious Chapter 3, Best Supporting Actor: Michael Douglas, Best Supporting Actress: Carrie Fisher, Best Performance By a Young Actor: Ty Simpkins, Best International Film: Turbo Kid, Best Actress; Daisy Ridly, Best Actor: Paul Rudd, Best Film Director :Collin Trevorrow, Best Film Writing: Jurassic World, Best Film Editing: Kevin Stitt, Best Film Production Design: Ed Verreaux, Best Film Music: John Williams, Best Film Costume Design: Sandy Powell, Best Film Makeup: Neal Scanlan, Best Film Special \ Visual Effects: Tim Alexander. This is just the first part and my next comment will be my vote for the other part!

  5. Next Jen says:

    John Boyega should be nominated as lead actor NOT a supporting actor! #FinnIsALead

  6. VARIETY? There is a ERROR in “BEST ACTOR”!!! -.-

    “Aaron Egerton – Kingsman: The Secret Service”: the actor is TARON EGERTON, not “Aaron”… -.-

  7. J Hurtado says:

    Way to miss the five nominations for Baahubali in the intro

  8. Emily says:

    *Taron Egerton, not Aaron Egerton. Also, where’s Oscar Isaac’s nom for Ex Machina? And John Boyega should be nominated for best actor, not best supporting actor. He had the same amount of screen time as Daisy Ridley. I love Harrison, but they should’ve swapped him and John around.

  9. Way to severely snub Oscar Issac. Everyone from Star Wars and Ex Machina nominated but him and he gave absolutely incredible performances in both! Compare his acting to really anyone from Force Awakens and there is no question, he was the best actor in that film. But what mostly disappoints me is that Domhnall Gleeson is nominated for Ex Machina but Oscar Isaac, who absolutely KILLED IT, gets nothing. He’s probably the best actor of the new generation. Way to go.

  10. tcn says:

    Oscar Isaac was amazing in Ex Machina and he was much better than many of the other male actors in The Force Awakens. He should have received a best supporting actor nod for Ex Machina. Glad to see Del Toro’s film received some recognition.

  11. Tracy says:

    They nominate boring Mikkelshit and snub the brilliant Hugh Dancy. What utter BS.

  12. bsmythe98 says:

    Under best supporting TV actress it should be Danai Gurira, not Dana.

  13. Robyn says:

    JJ Abrams for Best Film Director and Best Film Writer?
    I enjoy a funny joke as much as the next person,
    but where is the real list?

  14. Bill B. says:

    It’s Tovah Feldshuh, a distinguished theater actress who will be missed on TWD, but why are there no nominations for The Leftovers? There are some terrific actors in this. Carrie Coon would be a prime best actress nominee and I think Ann Dowd and Chris Zylka would be deserved supporting nominees.

  15. Congrats to The Librarians n Rebecca Romijn well deserved nominations though I think that Christian Kane should have gotten a nomination for his role as Jake Stone on The Librarians

  16. Molly F says:

    WALTON Goggins not Walter.

    C’mon.

  17. Congrats to The Librarians for the nomination and to Rebecca Romijn for the show as well!! The deserve the nom’s.. sure wished Christian Kane from the show had gotten a nomination as well .. He rocks his role as Stone! Good Luck .. The Librarians and Rebecca!

  18. Uhm, I think you should watch that list again, because the genius Paul Bettany’s name is not write with “h” but double “t”. ;)

  19. Matt Kleist says:

    Would it have killed someone to go over the list and made sure everyone’s name was spelled correctly?

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