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GRAVITY, THE WALKING DEAD, and BREAKING BAD Win Big at the Fortieth Annual Saturn Awards

On Thursday night I had the pleasure of attending my favorite Hollywood awards ceremony, and the nerdiest: the Fortieth Annual Saturn Awards. For as long as I’ve attended (this was my sixth Saturns ceremony), the event has proven to be the strangest mash-up of talent that Tinseltown can muster. Icons like Quentin Tarantino, Mel Brooks, and Joss Whedon have appeared alongside the folks behind the hottest TV productions, as well as character actors best known for shows forgotten by all but the most devoted pop-culture aficionados. One thing’s for sure — at no other awards ceremony will you hear the theme song to Airwolf playing during dinner.

The big winners at this years Saturns were Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which took home five awards (the most of any film nominated) and The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, which — with three each — tied for the most awards won by a TV show. Special Saturn Awards were given to Hannibal producer Bryan Fuller (pictured below alongside actress and presenter Kristin Chenoweth), who scored the Dan Curtis Legacy Award, Greg Nicotero, whose George Pal Memorial Award was accepted by his buddy Robert Rodriguez, Marc Cushman, who earned the Special Recognition Award for his Star Trek history books (These are the Voyages), and Malcolm McDowell (pictured above alongside friend and presenter Lance Henriksen), who received the Life Career Award.

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Here’s the complete list of winners…

F I L M

BEST COMIC-TO-FILM MOTION PICTURE

IRON MAN 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM

GRAVITY
Warner Bros.

BEST FANTASY FILM

HER
Warner Bros.

BEST HORROR FILM

THE CONJURING
Warner Bros.

BEST THRILLER FILM

WORLD WAR Z
Paramount Pictures

BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE FILM

FAST & FURIOUS 6
Universal Pictures

BEST ACTOR

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR.
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

BEST ACTRESS

SANDRA BULLOCK
Gravity
Warner Bros.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

BEN KINGSLEY
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

SCARLETT JOHANSSON
Her
Warner Bros.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR

CHLOE GRACE MORETZ
Carrie
Screen Gems / Sony

BEST DIRECTOR

ALFONSO CUARON
Gravity
Warner Bros.

BEST WRITING

SPIKE JONZE
Her
Warner Bros.

BEST EDITING

ALFONSO CUARON
MARK SANGER
Gravity
Warner Bros.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

DAN HENNAH
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

BEST MUSIC

FRANK ILFMAN
Big Bad Wolves
Magnolia Pictures

BEST COSTUME

TRISH SUMMERVILLE
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lionsgate

BEST MAKE-UP

DONALD MOWAT
Prisoners
Warner Bros.

BEST SPECIAL / VISUAL EFFECTS

TIM WEBBER
CHRIS LAWRENCE
DAVID SHIRK
NEIL CORBOULD
Gravity
Warner Bros.

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM

12 YEARS A SLAVE
Fox Searchlight

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

BIG BAD WOLVES
Magnolia Pictures / Magnet

BEST ANIMATED FILM

FROZEN
Walt Disney Studios

T E L E V I S I O N

BEST NETWORK TELEVISION SERIES RELEASE

(tie)

HANNIBAL
NBC

REVOLUTION
NBC

BEST SYNDICATED / CABLE TELEVISION SERIES

THE WALKING DEAD
AMC

BEST TELEVISION PRESENTATION OF A LIMITED RUN SERIES

BREAKING BAD
AMC

BEST YOUTH-ORIENTED TELEVISION SERIES

TEEN WOLF
MTV

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

MADS MIKKELSEN
Hannibal
NBC

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES

VERA FARMIGA
Bates Motel
A&E

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

AARON PAUL
Breaking Bad
AMC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES

MELISSA MCBRIDE
The Walking Dead
AMC

BEST GUEST STAR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

ROBERT FORSTER
Breaking Bad
AMC

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

CHANDLER RIGGS
The Walking Dead
AMC

H O M E
E N T E R T A I N M E N T

BEST DVD RELEASE

BIG ASS SPIDER
Epic Pictures

BEST DVD COLLECTION

CHUCKY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Universal

BEST CLASSIC FILM RELEASE

HALLOWEEN 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Anchor Bay

BEST TELEVISION RELEASE

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 3, 4, 5
CBS Paramount

S P E C I A L
A W A R D S

The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: BRYAN FULLER

The George Pal Memorial Award: GREG NICOTERO

The Life Career Award: MALCOLM MCDOWELL

The Special Achievement Award: MARC CUSHMAN

For more, visit the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films’ website.

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