Marvel, Star Wars, The Walking Dead win big at 2017 Saturn Awards

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Jun 29, 2017

The 2017 Saturn Awards were held last night in Burbank, California, hosted by Sean Gunn. This is the awards show for fandom, given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films. The 43rd annual Saturn Awards were a showcase for all things geeky, but Star WarsThe Walking Dead and Marvel really won the day.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had 11 nominations, the most overall, and won in three: Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director for Gareth Edwards, and Best Special Effects for John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Mohen Leo, Neil Corbould and the ILM team. That wasn't it for Star Wars, though, as Star Wars Rebels took home Best Animation.

The Walking Dead led TV with seven nominations and took home Best Horror TV (beating out sister series Fear the Walking Dead). Andrew Lincoln won for Best TV Actor and Jeffrey Dean Morgan for Best Guest Performance on TV as Negan.

Marvel had a lot of success, too, winning Best Comic-to-Film with Doctor Strange, which also won Best Supporting Actress for Tilda Swinton -- a big win after her casting as the Ancient One brought so much controversy. Tom Holland won Best Performance by a Younger Actor as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, and Luke Cage brought TV gold home for Best New Media TV Series (tied with darling Stranger Things). Marvel character -- but Fox movie property -- Deadpool got a win, too, as Ryan Reynolds won Best Actor for film. The full list of winners follows, and congrats to all!

Film

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Doctor Strange
Best Science Fiction Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Best Fantasy Film: The Jungle Book
Best Horror Film: Don't Breathe
Best Thriller Film: 10 Cloverfield Lane

 
Best Actor in a Film: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Best Actress in a Film: Mary Eizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Best Supporting Actor in a Film: John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Best Supporting Actress in a Film: Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)
 
Best Direction in a Film: Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Best Film Screenplay: Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Best Film Production Design: The BFG (Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg)
Best Film Editing: The BFG (Michael Kahn)
Best Film Music: La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
Best Film Costume: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Colleen Atwood)
Best Film Make-Up: Star Trek Beyond (Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow)
Best Film Visual / Special Effects: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould)
 
Best International Film: The Handmaiden
Best Independent Film: La La Land
Best Animated Film: Finding Dory
 
Television
 
Best Science Fiction TV Series: Westworld
Best Fantasy TV Series: Outlander
Best Horror TV Series: The Walking Dead
Best Action/Thriller TV Series: Riverdale
Best Presentation on Television: 11.22.63
 
Best Actor on Television: Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)
Best Actress on Televison: Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Ed Harris (Westworld)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Candice Patton (The Flash)
Best Younger Actor on Television: Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Best Guest Star on Television: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)
 
Best Superhero Adaptation TV Series: Supergirl
Best New Media TV Series: Marvel's Luke Cage / Stranger Things (tie)
 
Home Entertainment
 
Best DVD/BD Release: Tales of Halloween
Best DVD/BD Classic  Film Release: Time After Time
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection
Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release: Phantasm Remastered
Best TV Series Release on DVD/BD: Hannibal: The Complete Series
 
Theatrical Stage Production
 
Best Local Stage Production: A View From the Bridge (Ahmanson Theatre)
 
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
 
The  Life Career Award: Lee Majors
The Visionary Award: Akiva Goldsman
The Filmmakers Showcase Award: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
The Special Recognition Award: Heavy Metal Magazine
The Breakthrough Performance Award: KJ Apa (Riverdale)