Saturn Awards 2015 Honors Best of Horror TV & Film

41st Annual Saturn Awards Honors the Best in Horror/Sci-Fi and Fantasy



The 41st Annual Saturn Awards, hosted by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, honored those who have made a difference in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genre. Basically, this is the awards show honoring our fellow geeks!

Writer and producer Dean Devlin exclaimed, “As a character from my old TV show used to say, “It’s the age of the geek! And, it’s a wonderful thing.”

Producer Malek Akkad, Saturn Award winner for Best DVD/BD Collection for Halloween: The Complete Collection, had this to say about the show, “This is such a great award show. It’s fun. It’s kind of the geek night. We can just all hang out because I’m a geek. It’s just a really fun awards show. It’s really interesting seeing people to catch up with and see all the characters. It’s different and fun.”

This year, the Saturn Awards gave out special awards to four artists who have made an impact in the world of television and film. Writer and producer Carlton Cuse received the Dan Curtis Legacy award for his work in many sci-fi and horror films such as Lost, The Strain, Bates Motel, The Returned, and most recently, San Andreas.

Cuse commented about receiving the award, “I just feel really honored to have a chance to do this, because I grew up watching these kinds of stories. So for me to have the ability to make stuff and not only that, to be honored for making this stuff, it’s kind of well beyond my dreams. You know, that’s what it is. These are the movies I grew up on, so in TV shows, it’s just super exciting to be here and people appreciate my work.”

Composer Bob Cobert received the Life Career Award for his contribution to the arts through his musical compositions which includes Dark Shadows, The Winds of War, The Night Stalker, Trilogy of Terror, and several game shows themes. Dark Shadows actors Kathryn Leigh Scott and David Selby presented Cobert with the award.

For the television realm, AMC’s The Walking Dead and NBC’s Hannibal picked up the majority of the awards. The Walking Dead picked up the award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series with showrunner Scott Gimple and executive producer Greg Nicotero accepting the award.

Actress Melissa McBride, having won the previous year, picked up her second Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series for her role as Carol in The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln tied with Hannibal’s Hugh Dancy for Best Actor in a Television Series, proving once again, the British are indeed taking over.

Hannibal creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller was present to accept the award for Best Network Television Series. With the recent news of the show’s cancellation, Fuller was in good spirits about it and appreciates the fans for their support, “The feeling of community with the Fannibals has always been so strong and tonight’s hashtag is Fannibal Family. So, I really want to do a fourth season to deliver this story to the fans.”

Laurence Fishburne took home the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for his portrayal as Jack Crawford. Unfortunately, Fishburne could not attend the awards, so costar Aaron Abrams accepted the Saturn Award on his behalf. Abrams joked if anyone could add Fishburne to the photo with the award.

Here’s a list of all the Horror-related categories


  • Best Horror Film Release:
    The Babadook
    Dracula Untold  (winner)
    Only Lovers Left Alive
    The Purge: Anarchy
  • 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  (winner)
  • Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film:
    Elle Fanning                             Maleficent
    MacKenzie Foy                   Interstellar  (winner)
    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 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  (winner)
  • Best Film Costume:
    Dracula Untold                                            Ngila Dickson  (winner)
    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  (winner)
    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 Network Television Series:
    The Blacklist
    The Following
    Hannibal  (winner)
    Person of Interest
    Sleepy Hollow
  • Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series:
    12 Monkeys
    American Horror Story: Freak Show
    Falling Skies
    The Strain
    The Walking Dead  (winner)
  • Best Limited Run Television Series:
    Bates Motel
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    Game of Thrones  (winner)
    The Last Ship
    The Librarians
  • Best Youth-Oriented Television Series:
    The 100  (winner)
    Doctor Who
    Pretty Little Liars
    Teen Wolf
    The Vampire Diaries
  • Best Actress in a Television Series:
    Haley Atwell                          Agent Carter
    Caitronia Balfe                Outlander  (winner)
    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  (winner)
    Sam Heughan                       Outlander
    Erik Knudsen                        Continuum
    Norman Reedus                   The Walking Dead
    Richard Sammel                  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  (winner)
  • 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  (winner)
  • 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  (winner)
    Michael Pitt                            Hannibal
    Andrew J. West                     The Walking Dead


  • Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release:
    Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition
    Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut  (winner)
    Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut
    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  (winner)
    Wizards and Warriors: The Complete Series


  • Best DVD/BD Collection Release:
    The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology
    Halloween: The Complete Collection  (winner)
    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)  (winner)
    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)


total number of nominations:

Film: (top 11 films):
11 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10 – Interstellar
09 – Guardians of the Galaxy
08 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
07 – Edge of Tomorrow
07 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
05 – Into the Woods
05 – X-Men: Days of Future Past
04 – Birdman
04 – The Grand Budapest Hotel
04 – Maleficent

Television: (Top 11 Shows)
07 – The Walking Dead
06 – Hannibal
04 – Continuum
03 – Agent Carter
03 – American Horror Story: Freak Show
03 – Falling Skies
03 – The Flash
03 – Game of Thrones
03 – The Librarians
03 – Outlander
03 – The Strain

Congrats to the nominees and winners of the Saturn Awards!

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