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Awards PopWrapped | Awards

43rd Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Announced

Allison Schonter | PopWrapped Author

Allison Schonter

03/05/2017 5:43 pm
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43rd Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Announced | Saturn Awards
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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films just announced the nominations for its 43rd annual Saturn Awards, which honors genre film and television. Leading the pack of nominees is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with 11 nominations. AMC’s The Walking Dead takes the lead in the TV realm, gathering a total of seven nominations, followed by HBO’s Westworld with six, American Horror Story: Roanoke with five, and AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, Starz’s Outlander, and the CW’s Supergirl pulling in four nominations each.

The 43rd annual Saturn Awards nominees are listed below:

Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


Captain America: Civil War




Doctor Strange


Suicide Squad


X-Men: Apocalypse

Best Science Fiction Film Release:



Independence Day: Resurgence


Midnight Special




Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Star Trek Beyond

Best Fantasy Film Release:


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them




The Jungle Book


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


A Monster Calls


Pete’s Dragon

Best Horror Film Release:

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Conjuring 2

Demon Don’t Breathe

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Train to Busan

The Witch

Best Action / Adventure Film Release:

Allied Gold

Hacksaw Ridge

Hidden Figures

The Legend of Tarzan

The Magnificent Seven

The Nice Guys

Best Thriller Film Release:

10 Cloverfield Lane

The Accountant

The Girl on the Train

Jason Bourne

Hell or High Water

The Shallows Split

Best Actor in a Film:

Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange)

Chris Pratt (Passengers)

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

Mark Rylance (The BFG)

Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond)

Matthew McConaughey (Gold)

Best Actress in a Film:

Amy Adams (Arrival)

Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)

Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)

Jennifer Lawrence (Passengers)

Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film:

Chadwick  Boseman (Captain America: Civil War)

Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

John Goodman (10  Cloverfield Lane)

Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Beyond)

Christopher Walken (The Jungle Book)

Best Supporting Actress  in a Film:

Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War)

Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)

Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad)

Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)

Betty Buckley (Split)

Bryce Dallas Howard (Gold)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor:

Ruby Barnhill (The BFG)

Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople)

Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)

Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)

Neel Sethi (The Jungle Book)

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

Best Film Direction:

Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange)

Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book)

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War)

Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse)

Steven Spielberg (The BFG)

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Film Screenplay:

Melissa Mathison (The BFG)

Eric Heisserer (Arrival)

Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (Deadpool)

Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange)

Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)

Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Best Film Editing:

Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt (Captain America: Civil War)

John Gilroy, Colin Goudie, Jabez Olssen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Stefan Grube (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Michael Kahn (The BFG)

Mark Livolsi (The Jungle Book)

Joe Walker (Arrival)

Best Film Production Design:

Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg (The BFG)

Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Stuart Craig (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Guy Hendrix Dyas (Passengers)

Owen Paterson (Captain America: Civil War)

Charles Wood (Doctor Strange)

Best Film Music:

Michael Giacchino (Doctor Strange)

Michael Giacchino (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

James Newton Howard (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Thomas Newman (Passengers)

John Willians (The BFG)

Best Film Costume Designer:

Colleen Atwood (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Alexandra Byrne (Doctor Strange)

David Crossman, Glyn Dilloin (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Sang-gyeong Jo (The Handmaiden)

Joanna Johnston (The BFG)

Best Film Make-Up:

Jeremy Woodhead (Doctor Strange)

Nicky Knowles (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Amy Byrne (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow (Star Trek Beyond)

Allan Apone, Jo-Ann MacNeil, Marta Roggero (Suicide Squad)

Charles Carter, Rita Ciccozzi, Rosalina Da Silva (X-Men: Apocalypse)

Best Film Special / Visual Effects:

Louis Morin, Ryal Cosgrove (Arrival)

Joe Letteri, Joel Whist (The BFG)

Stephane Ceretti, Richard  Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould (Doctor Strange)

Tim Burke, Christian Manz, David Watkins (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book)

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

Best Independent Film Release:

Eye in the Sky

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

La La Land


The Ones Below


Best International Film Release:


The Handmaiden

In Order of Disappearance

The Mermaid Shin


Under the Shadow

Best Animated Film Release:

Finding Dory

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV





Best Science Fiction Television Series:

The 100


The Expanse

Falling Water




Best Fantasy Television Series:


Game of Thrones

The Good Place


The Magicians



Best Horror Television Series:

American Horror Story: Roanoke

Ash vs. Evil Dead

The Exorcist

Fear the Walking Dead

Teen Wolf

The Vampire Diaries

The Walking Dead

Best Action/Thriller Television Series:

Animal Kingdom

Bates Motel

Designated Survivor

The Librarians

Mr. Robot



Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series:

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Flash, The




Best Presentation on Television:


Channel Zero

Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio


The Night Manager


Best New Media Television Series:



Marvel's Daredevil


Marvel's Luke Cage


The Man In The High Castle


A Series Of Unfortunate Events


Stranger Things

Best Actor on a Television Series:

Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead)

Mike Colter (Marvel's Luke Cage)

Charlie Cox (Marvel's Daredevil)

Grant Gustin (The Flash)

Sam Heughan (Outlander)

Freddie Highmore (Bate's Motel)

Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)

Best Actress on a Television Series:

Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)

Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)

Kim Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead)

Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)

Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)

Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Roanoke)

Winona Ryder (Stranger Things)

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series:

Linden Ashby (Teen Wolf)

Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl)

Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones)

Ed Harris (Westworld)

Lee Majors (Ash vs. Evil Dead)

Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)

Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series:

Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Roanoke)

Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead)

Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead)

Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Candice Patton (The Flash)

Adina Porter (American  Horror Story: Roanoke)

Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

Best Younger Actor on a Television Series:

K.J. Apa (Riverdale)

Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Max Charles (The Strain)

Alicia Debnam-Carey (Fear the Walking Dead)

Lorenzo James Henrie (Fear the Walking Dead)

Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)

Best Guest Performance on a Television Series:

Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf)

Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl)

Anthony Hopkins (Westworld)

Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story: Roanoke)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)

Dominique Pinon (Outlander)

Best Animated Series or Film on Television:



Family Guy

The Little Prince

The Simpsons

Star Wars: Rebels


Best DVD / BD Release:



The Girl

The Lobster

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Wailing Tales of Halloween

Best DVD / BD Special Edition Release:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The Hills Have Eyes Limited Edition

The Iron Giant Signature Edition

Phantasm Remastered

Raising Cain

Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition

Best Classic Film Release on DVD /  BD:

Destiny T

he Ghost and Mr. Chicken

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Gog 3D

It Came From Outer Space

Donovan's Brain

Time After Time

Best Television Release on DVD / BD:

Banshee: The Final Season

Hannibal: The Complete Series Collection

Mr. Robot: Season 2.0

Salem's Lot Versailles: Season One

Star Trek: The Animated Series

Best Collection on DVD / BD:

Buster Keaton Shorts Collection

1917-23 Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection

Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection

Pioneers of African American Cinema

The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection

Best Local Live Stage Production:

Amadeus (L.A. Theatre Works)

Chen Ying Rescues the Orphan (Chinese Yu Opera)

The Fantasticks (Pasadena Playhouse)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (3D Theatricals)

Moby Dick (South Coast Repertory)

A View From the Bridge (Ahmanson Theatre)

The winners of the 43rd annual Saturn Awards will be announced on June 28 in Burbank, California.


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